Thursday Jun 07, 2018. 11:00
Orlando Pirates forward Augustine Mulenga says the club is targeting “everything” next season as they look to break a four-year trophy drought.
The Soweto giants enjoyed a strong season in 2017/18 as they emerged as the only real threat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the race for the Absa Premiership title.
While Pirates may have improved radically under coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, they were still unable to lay their hands on any silverware, meaning their last major success came in 2014 when they won the Nedbank Cup.
And Zambian attacker Mulenga, who impressed in the famous black and white of the Buccaneers after signing from Zanaco at the start of the year, believes the club must end their wait for further glory in 2018/19.
“Orlando Pirates is a big club that has gone four years without a trophy – a big team must not stay that long without winning silverware,” Mulenga told Kick-Off Magazine.
“A big team must stay only one or two years, and not this long, without a trophy. In football it happens because everyone wants to win.
“When you are fighting for something, you just have to keep on putting in the effort. Next season we just have to work extra hard so that we achieve our goals.”
He added, “We want everything because everyone in this team wants to win. I cannot say we just want the Nedbank or the league.
“We want everything and that is why we will fight hard to get everything we want. We will fight hard until the end of the season and see what we will have achieved at that point.”