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Pirates to emulate Man City, Barca and Real in Champions League

Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza says the club will be active in the transfer market to ensure they remain competitive in the CAF Champions League.

The Sea Robbers qualified for the CCL after finishing second to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premiership.

It is the second year in a row Bucs are set to be involved in Africa's most prestigious club competition, having gone out in the group stages last season.

Nonetheless, Khoza said the club will look to emulate major European teams such as Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in terms of adding quality to the squad.

The Iron Duke added that coach Milutin Sredojevic would be in a charge for 2019/20.

He said: "Micho (Sredojevic) is remaining as the coach of Orlando Pirates because he has done a good job with his assistant-coaches.

"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.

"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.

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