Orlando Pirates captain, Lucky Lekgwathi, says his side are not yet out of the title race as there is plenty of football going to be played in the next three to four months.
The centre-back was talking on his Captain’ Dairy on the official website of the club, saying he doesn’t understand why people are ruling them out despite playing few games than any other team.
The Buccaneers are currently 6th on the log with 23 points after 12 games, and they trail pacesetters and rivals Kaizer Chiefs by 16 points but the leaders have played five more games than catching-up side.
“The title race is still on,” said the 37-year old hard tackling defender. “It is actually good that we have been discounted as the title contenders simply because we have played fewer matches that everybody else.
“A lot will still happen in the course of the season and I want assure our fans that we at Orlando Pirates know what we are doing and we also know how to get to the top,” he added.
Orlando Pirates went to the December break on-form but when they came back they started the Year defective when they dropped points in their two matches before winning twice on the trot. The former Ria Stars defender says having almost injury free squad will work to their advantage.
“It is a pity I want to say again, that we went into festive break when we had picked our form, winning three matches in a row but the break broke our momentum as we came back and went back to square one after losing our first match in the New Year.
“We have almost full squad-the injured players will still be out but all the players that helped the team win the past two matches, are again available starting with the match against Mamelodi Sundowns this weekend.
The Pretoria-born skipper concluded, “I pray and hope all goes well for us as once again look to keep moving up on the log.