Orlando Pirates midfielder Linda Mntambo has warned his side not to rest on their laurels, despite going into the second leg with a three-goal advantage over Jwaneng Galaxy.
The Buccaneers managed to claim a comfortable 3-0 victory over Galaxy in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup playoff tie in Gaborone last Sunday.
They will now take a three-goal advantage when they welcome Galaxy to the Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon with kick off set for5pm.
‘I have to give thanks to the coaches for giving me the chance to start and trusting me to deliver in a CAF fixture, which was such a crucial game,’ Mntambo told Orlandopiratesfc.com.
‘As for myself, I’m really happy that all the hard work I’ve been doing on the side is really paying off, along with the patience that I’ve been having.
‘I’m a person who is always patient, I always wait for my time, and when the time came, I’m happy that I was able to deliver a good performance. To top it up with a goal was just a bonus.’
Mntambo credits his side for their impressive performance in the first leg but has warned his side not to rest on their laurels as they head into the second leg.
‘The victory was important, especially playing against a team we did not know much about,’ he added. ‘There hasn’t been any league football in Botswana, while they have probably been following our games.’
‘It’s not over,’ he warned. ‘We still have the second leg to play. They are likely to come hard at us and will be looking to rectify their mistakes from the previous leg.
‘Being three-goals up puts us in a good position, but we still have to keep the same mentality, keep the same hunger, and make sure that we win.’
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