Orlando Pirates’ Happy Jele says the Soweto giants are desperate to finish the season inside the top eight bracket on the log more than other PSL teams.
With two games remaining in their 2016/17 Absa Premiership season, Pirates are ninth on the log. The Buccaneers are tied on 32 points with eighth-placed Ajax Cape Town, as well as 10th placed Golden Arrows, although both the Mother City and KwaZulu-Natal outfits have each played one game less than Kjell Jonevret’s side.
Speaking to Soccer Laduma ahead of Bucs’ 0-0 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday evening, Jele emphasised the importance for Pirates to qualify for next season’s MTN8.
“Obviously, we want to make sure that we qualify for the top eight with these three remaining matches. We need the top eight more than other teams because we have to be in the MTN8 next season. We have to work harder and try to get the results we need. It’s very important for the team to be in the MTN8 next season,” said Jele.
Jele has touched on various other hot football topics in his interview in edition 1022 of the Soccer Laduma newspaper.