Lourenco: No pressure against Pirates

CAF Confederation Cup

Jwaneng Galaxy midfielder Ricardo Lourenco says there won't be any pressure on him when he faces his former club Orlando Pirates in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.

Galaxy host Pirates on the Valentine's Day at the Botswana National Stadium in Gaborone after they were booted out of the CAF Champions League by Mamelodi Sundowns, who beat them 5-1 on aggregate.

Now the Lobatse-based side have a chance to redeem themselves at the expense of the Mighty Buccaneers at home on Sunday and book themselves a place in the group stage.

Lourenco disappeared from the local scene after being handed his clearance by Orlando Pirates, only to emerge in Botswana with Jwaneng Galaxy.

The former Bucs MDC team captain, now 25, will now have a chance to prove that it was a wrong move by the Soweto giants to release him.

"I am looking forward to the game at the weekend. It's an important game for us. It's another chance for us to test ourselves against another good opposition," Lourenco tells KickOff.com.

"I feel good about the game. I don't feel any added pressure. For the fact that I am facing Orlando Pirates, I see another chance to improve myself, to get to a level of fitness and compete with one of the best teams in South Africa."

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