Motshwari eyes Bucs double or treble


Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari has opened up on their recent MTN8 triumph and says the desire is there to add to their trophy cabinet this season.

Pirates finally ended their six-and-a-half-year trophy drought when they recently claimed the MTN8 cup following an unbeaten start to the 2020/21 season.

The Buccaneers went four consecutive cup finals without victory, but finally ended their long wait to get their hands on some silverware after beating Bloemfontein Celtic in Durban 10 days ago.

Motshwari, who was named the man of the match in that encounter, has reflected on his personal showing thus far and says the success has come as a massive morale boost to the entire squad.

Enjoy a quick recap of the day Pirates were crowned MTN8 champions

"This season, the positive thing that I can take out is that I haven't gotten injured yet. Last season and the season before, I had injuries in the beginning of the season," said the 29-year-old, who clocked 50 appearances for the club last week.

"But now, thanks to our conditioning coach, fitness coach and the technical team as well, the load for the players is well-managed. I think that's going to be really important this season.

"The MTN8 victory was a big morale booster. Not just for the players but the supporters as well, and especially for the club, because the club had not won anything for six years. 

"It's for us now to try and add to that. This season, we have the squad to do it."

Pirates have the DStv Premiership, CAF Confederation Cup and Nedbank Cup still to contend for to add to their winnings this season.

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