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Orlando Pirates’ bid to secure their rights to play continental football next season intensifies when they host AmaZulu in Thursday’s Premier Soccer League clash at Orlando Stadium.
It will be an afternoon in which second-placed AmaZulu could also make history by guaranteeing themselves a top-two finish with a win, which would earn them maiden participation in next season’s Caf Champions League.
Such a result would dent Pirates’ ambitions to finish third on the PSL table and play Caf Confederation Cup football next season.
Inconsistency has diminished the Buccaneers’ prospects of claiming a top-two finish although they still stand an outside chance of achieving that as they are currently sitting fourth on the table.
But after a 16-game unbeaten run that had catapulted them up the table, they were poor in their last outing, a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Baroka FC, and McCarthy says they need to show more ambition and quality to get something from the Pirates game.
“It has been a fairly long 16 days since we played Baroka,” he said. “At least it gave us an opportunity to work on some tactics. I would have liked to have played one or two friendly games. Our opponents [Pirates] have played two tough competitive matches in that time.
“But I am happy with the attitude from the boys, preparations have been good. Now we just have to put it into a match on Thursday. I hope the boys will be fresh and hungry.