Sandilands: 3rd place not a success


Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands has spoken candidly of the club's third-place Absa Premiership finish, saying that it was not good enough.

Pirates completed a sixth season without obtaining any silverware, while further stretching their league championship drought to eight seasons since their double-treble triumph.

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The only consolation is that the team finished in third position, behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns and rivals Kaizer Chiefs, thereby qualifying for next season's CAF Confederation Cup.

For Sandilands, who enjoyed an abundance of success prior to his move to The Buccaneers from Sundowns, where he collected six winners' medals, including two Premierships and a CAF Champions League title, this is largely disappointing.

Despite his impressive individual figures of 12 cleans sheets in 27 appearances this past season, the 37-year-old has conceded that the campaign was simply "not good enough" by the club's standards.

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“You measure success in terms of silverware, this is something we need to reflect on as a team," Sandilands commented on Bucs' official website.

"But at the same time, if you consider where we come from and in particular how we started the league, third is understandable and we will take it.

"But in the greater scheme of things third is not good enough for Orlando Pirates, silverware is."

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