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Bucs Legend: Why Pirates Are Best Suited For CAF Competitions

Orlando Pirates legend, Edward Motale believes that Bucs are the only team in Mzansi with the pedigree to clinch yet another African intercontinental tile, in the form of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.

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“Magents” who was part of the golden generation of Bucs players that won the CAF Champions League in 1995, told the Siya crew that it is their CAF experience, coupled with the Buccaneers finishing as runners-up to Egyptian giants, Al Ahly in the 2013 edition of the tournament, which will serve Pirates in good stead as they compete in this years' Confed cup.

“Playing in Africa is a different ball game all together than playing in the domestic league. You see in our league the bigger teams already have their reputations which intimidate the smaller clubs,” said Motale.

“In Africa that is not the case. The reputation you have within your country doesn’t count for anything. That is why you don’t see teams showing each other respect.”

“I think that is why some of the other South African clubs struggle. They approach the matches as though they are playing a PSL game and they forget that the other teams don’t care about their reputation or their achievements at domestic level.”

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“For me experience is the best teacher and Pirates have been there and done that before. That is what gives them the edge to compete in these African tournaments,” noted the Pirates legend. 

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