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Pirates aim for maximum points against Leopards



Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids says they will face Royal Leopards in the battle for nothing less than the maximum number of points.

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The sides meet on Sunday evening in a Café Confederation Cup Group B clash at Mbombela Stadium.

Leopards use Mbombela Stadium as their home ground because they could not find a suitable venue in their home country that meets the cafe’s requirements to host this match.

Having lost their previous 3-2 clash against Al-Ittihad, Davids also sees this as an opportunity to return to winning ways and maintain their position at the top of the mini-ranking table.

“With two back-to-back away games, the one in Libya not going our way because we planned to lose with a strange goal. It gives us to refocus and take this game as our home game to get the three points. We’re not approaching this game for a point, no. We play this game to regain our authority in the group and that is taking three points,” said Davids.

Pirates top the table with three points, but only because they have a better goal difference than Libya’s second-placed Ittihad and third-placed Algerian club JS Saoura, with three teams tied on three points.

Leopards, meanwhile, are at the bottom of the standings, with the side that hasn’t registered any points yet.

Indeed, it is vital for the Soweto giants to collect all three points against the eSwatini outfit, who find themselves in the group stage of the tournament for the first time.

Another key factor for Davids’ charge would be to make sure they score as many goals as possible in this match to increase their goal tally.

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