Lekgwathi predicts clean sweep by Bucs
ORLANDO Pirates captain Lucky "Phinda Mzala" Lekgwathi, who was offered a one-year extension to his contract, believes Pirates will go one better than the past two seasons, and sweep all four trophies to be contested for in the PSL this season.
Lekgwathi's optimism stems from the fact that Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza has roped in an array of equally talented players to tighten up the team ahead of the start of the 2012-13 campaign.
New players signed by Pirates during the off-season include Onyekachi Okonkwo, Mpho Makola, Patrick Phungwayo, Ayanda Gcaba, Takesure Chinyama and Manti Moholo.
"I have a dream that Pirates will win all the four PSL titles on offer this season," said Lekgwathi, who is celebrating his tenth year with the club.
"We want to improve on the treble achieved in the past two seasons.
"Pirates spent almost eight years without winning a major title but The Ghost (Pirates fans) kept on supporting us despite the drought we were going through.
"The only way to reward them is to win all the titles so that they can enjoy bragging rights. That will also encourage other supporters to come to our matches."
Pirates won the Mbombela Cup and successfully defended the Carling Black Label Cup in the past two weekends.
"We couldn't have asked for a better way to complete our pre-season training, we are now shifting the focus to the MTN8, where we play Bloemfontein Celtic in Orlando on Friday night," said Lekgwathi. "While we want to sweep the board in the PSL this season, we will also be working hard to do well in the African Champions League.
"For us to say we are the best club on the continent, we must win the Champions League.
"Some of us were inspired by the success of TP Mazembe from DR Congo. TP Mazembe made history by becoming the first African club to reach the Fifa Club World Cup in 2010," said Lekgwathi, who joined Pirates from Ria Stars.