Orlando Pirates staying grounded

JOHANNESBURG. Following an historic victory over one of Africa’s football giants in the Caf champions league, Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa is making sure his team keep their feet on the ground.
Orlando coach Roger de Sa.
Orlando coach Roger de Sa.

Saturday
Orlando Pirates (SA) 4 - 1   Zamalek (Egy)
AC Leopards (Con)     0 - 1   Al Ahly (Egy)

JOHANNESBURG. Following an historic victory over one of Africa’s football giants in the Caf champions league, Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa is making sure his team keep their feet on the ground.

The Buccaneers thumped the five-time Caf Champions League winners Zamalek 4-1 in their match at Orlando Stadium on Saturday in a rampant display of football.

The result followed the 3-0 demolishment of Al Ahly - fellow African giants from Egypt - on August 4, and capped a historic fortnight for the Soweto side.

The coach, however, did not read too much into the significance of the win. “This is just another victory,” said De Sa.

“We haven’t won anything yet, here we won two matches, we still might not qualify for next round. “Forget the past and worry about the future.”

On seven points Pirates top group A and face two away games against Zamalek and AC Leopards before hosting Al Ahly in a three-week period in September.

De Sa conceded it would indeed be difficult to continue their good results especially with two games away, and was conservative with his predictions. “This game was three points we needed, our target should be 10 points.

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