Lyle Lakay of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Vincent Pule of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria on 10 November 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Tuesday Nov 27, 2018. 13:00
Orlando Pirates attacker Vincent Pule has warned his teammates not to take their Caf Champions League preliminary round opponents lightly.
The Buccaneers face Seychelles outfit Light Stars FC over two-legs and will be expected to make light work of the Islanders, as they set their sights on the group stages.
Pule, though, will not take the threat posed by Light Stars lightly having previously face the the same opposition in the Caf Confederations Cup with former employers Bidvest Wits.
The Clever Boys romped to a 9-0 aggregate win, but the 26-year-old believes that this should serve as a warning for the Soweto giants ahead of the first-leg at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday evening.
“I remember the match against Light Stars. Some might think because we previously won that game 6-0 [at home], our game on Wednesday will be a walkover,” Pule told Pirates official website.
“But I’ve already told my teammates that this is one team that we cannot afford to underestimate. Teams like this have nothing to lose.
“The players give it their all and because they have nothing to lose; they have no pressure. The pressure will be all on us.
“We need to show we are a big team and we can only do so by dominating the match from the first whistle. We cannot afford to underestimate them," he concluded.
Pule has directly contributed to nine goals in 15 games for Pirates this season.