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Thu Apr 24 03:07:09 SAST 2014

Pirates treble still on the cards, says Myeni

RAMATSIYI MOHOLOA | 10 October, 2012 07:391 Comments
Absa Premiership: Bloemfontein Celtic v Orlando Pirates in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Sifiso Myeni of Pirates takes a shot during the PSL match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates at Free State Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Image by: Loren Battersby / Gallo Images

ORLANDO Pirates believe they will catch up with log leaders Kaizer Chiefs and overtake them to win a third successive Absa Premiership title.

The Buccaneers shot to second spot on the Premier League standings after a 3-1 win over University of Pretoria and now trail Amakhosi by four points.

In-form Pirates midfielder Sifiso Myeni said the team have all the qualities not only to win the league again, but also clinch a third successive treble.

"The defeat by Bloem Celtic was a wake-up call for us. We need to treat all clubs equally and play to the best of our ability," he said.

"The important thing is to score goals. When the season started, we were struggling big time to score goals, but the situation is improving, with coach De Sa helping us perfect our finishing technique.

"Rome was not built in a day. As you saw in our game against AmaTuks, there is a tremendous improvement after we scored three goals," said Myeni.

"In fact, since I started playing for Pirates we have never scored a goal in the first half. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

"We just need to be consistent in scoring goals. There is no reason why we won't win the remainder of the PSL trophies on offer," he said.

"We have the best team to achieve a third successive treble; we are under pressure to do it because our supporters are used to celebrating winning trophies."

Myeni said he was happy influential Benni McCarthy will be back for the next league game against AmaZulu on October 26.

"Benni is an experienced striker. He keeps telling us that it is important that we do well and win trophies because Pirates are a big club," Myeni said.

De Sa said he is expecting McCarthy - who has recovered from a hamstring injury - to start from the bench in the game against Usuthu and introduce him later in the second half.

Defender Happy Jele is ready to start playing for Pirates again after recovering from a career-threatening knee injury sustained in November.

"I have been training and I feel good. I'm ready to wear the famous black and white jersey again but will wait for my turn because the guys have been doing well," said Jele.

The former Bafana Bafana defender has been involved in friendly matches to get back into shape and the technical staff are impressed with his work rate.

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Oct 11, 2012
I am happy to here that Happy Jele is back on the training and Mahlaba can push lots of guys on the midle of the park.Bennie we miss you boy.That Mbesuma can also score lots of goals if we can give nice passes.from Sakie Mtyali