Orlando Pirates want to be the Real Madrid of South Africa

According to chairman Irvin Khoza, the team will look to strengthen all its line to try to win the CAF Champions League.

After two years without lifting a trophy, Orlando Pirates are making a lot of changes.

And for chairman Irvin Khoza, the team can be the Real Madrid, Manchester City, or Barcelona of South Africa.

“Micho [Sredojevic] is remaining as the coach of Orlando Pirates because he has done a good job with his assistant coaches,” Khoza was quoted by Goal.

“If we played our game well against Cape Town City, we would be talking a different story now. We are happy with the performance of the team last season.”

“It was his second season at the club and it is not easy to win something because this league is competitive,” he said.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Itumeleng Khune, goalkeeper of South Africa in action during the match between South Africa and Iraq mens football for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at Arena Corinthians on August 10, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Itumeleng Khune might miss South Africa’s 2019 Afcon campaign

The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper is recovering from a shoulder injury, as the Bafana Bafana prepare for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

“There are supposed to be player movements. We will be announcing players who are on transfer next week Tuesday.”

“We are going to the Champions League next season and if you look at any of the teams in the UK that are going to the UEFA Champions League, they will be in the transfer market,” he added.

“Teams like Manchester City, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are going to the market because they are going to the Champions League to be competitive.”