Teboho Moloi believes Orlando Pirates can overturn their 3-1 deficit from their African Champions League Preliminary Round tie.
Angola’s Recreativo do Libolo stunned the Bucs with two early goals before consolidating their lead with a second half strike at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday, where Rooi Mahamutsa netted a stoppage-time consolation.
But the assistant coach, who was part of Pirates’ 1995 Champions League winning side, feels they will progress to the First Round if they cut out the mistakes from the first leg.
He told the Sowetan: “We are going to Angola in two weeks’ time, I have no doubt we will bounce back and qualify for the next round.
“It is not that Recreativo do Libolo are one of the greatest sides, we were too generous on the day.
“We lost the match because of our defensive errors but we are going to rectify the mistakes.
“This is one mission that I want to make clear is not impossible.
“I think the biggest mistake we made was to not convert the chances created.
“There were a number of games where people did not give us a chance after faring badly at home in 1995, but we came out with flying colours in all of them.
“That includes the final against Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas.
“We played well as a team on that day in Ivory Coast despite the challenges we were faced with.
“Pirates are celebrating 75 years and we don’t want to spoil the celebrations. We cannot afford to let the chairman Dr Irvin Khoza and the entire South Africa down.”
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