Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Thabo Mngomeni, has said Bucs' players must prove themselves in their game against Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.
Muhsin Ertugral’s side will look to follow up their opening round victory over Golden Arrows with another win, but Mngomeni has said that Ajax will not be an easy team to beat if they are on form.
“It always depends on the day, because you know how it is with Ajax. When it’s their day, they can do anything,” he told Soccer Laduma. “But I think Pirates should win. They should go out there and try to prove themselves. Ertugral is going to want to make those boys play as a team. For the players, it’s the beginning of the season and they want to make sure that they make it into the first XI.”
Mngomeni went on to praise the hat-trick hero from the Arrows game, Tendai Ndoro, and says that the Zimbabwean striker needs to keep his wits about him to pick up from where he left off.
“I saw Ndoro’s goals and he looks motivated and he will be motivated still, but he needs to make sure he keeps calm and he mustn’t allow the pressure to get to him,” the 47-year-old continued. "I think he deserved those three goals (against Golden Arrows).”