Pirates’ Davids says Sundowns carry South African hopes
Orlando Pirates assistant coach, Fadlu Davids, has highlighted the reasons why Bucs failed in the CAF Champions League, while also encouraging Mamelodi Sundowns to make South Africa proud.
Davids spoke at this week’s press conference ahead of Monday’s potential league-decider against Sundowns. But he first looked back at why Pirates find themselves out of Africa.
“There are lots of factors when travelling and that’s the first point but you can’t blame the external factors, you know you are going to face it.
We know the game against Esperance although we had a fantastic game we should have gotten the three points, the match against Platinum, of course, drawing these two home matches, you don’t want to go in to the last match needing a win especially in Conakry against Horoya we know their record against SA teams although we broke that at home,” Davids said to Soccer Laduma.
The former Maritzburg United coach who took the club to a historic fourth-place finish and Nedbank Cup final in 2017 concluded his points by showing respect to Kabo Yellow.
“All those combining factors, you see it with Sundowns, they have a huge game, South Africa’s hopes are on them against Al Ahly to go through to the next round.
“We all as South Africans are hoping that Sundowns continue and they should know that they carry South Africa on their shoulders against Al Ahly,” he concluded.