Green Eagles boss Aggrey Chiyangi is confident his team can make history again by reaching the next round of the CAF Champions League by getting the better of Orlando Pirates over the two legs.
Eagles are making their debut in the most prestigious club competition on the continent after they finished top of Stream B in the 2019 Transitional Superleague. Chiyangi is aware of the challenge the Buccaneers poses but is optimistic the Kawale boys can progress to the next round.
“The mindset we want to put in our players is that they have to make history again and that means we have to fight to qualify to the next round. Playing against Pirates will be difficult but we will make sure we do our best because in football anything can happen and it is not played on paper but on the pitch, ” Chiyangi said
“Our target is to do our best in this tournament. The first thing we need to do is play well against Pirates and go to the second round. ”
The Soweto giants are seasoned campaigners in the Competition and have one title to their name (1995), They also reached the final in 2013 losing to record holders Al Alhy of Egypt and they were eliminated in the semifinals in 2006.
Eagles will host Pirates for the first leg of the preliminary stage between 11 and 13th August with the return leg set for 23-25 August at the FNB Stadium in South Africa.
Pirates have three Zambian players on their books in Justin Shonga, Augustine Mulenga and new signing Austin Muwowo.