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Bucs must put hand on heart to advance in CCL, says Micho

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the club must play for the honour of the badge if they are to beat African Stars on Saturday in the CAF Champions League.

Pirates face the Namibian minnows in a CCL First Round second leg tie having failed to beat Stars in the first leg on home soil. In that contest it ended 0-0 much to the disappointment of Bucs fans.

As such, the Sea Robbers have to come away with a victory in Windhoek this weekend to move to the group stages of Africa's most prestigious club competition.

'Micho' told reporters: "Knowing where we are going, we shall not stay that much at their place.

"We shall go just for acclimatisation, the training will be here. We shall do everything that is needed to prepare ourselves for the artificial grass where the ball is bouncing differently, and this is one of the factors that needs to be calculated to get ready for the game away.

"In a way, I will like to say that inconsistency is due to many factors that we know inside and we don't want to critically look to outside. In football sometimes, one plus one is not two, because if it is we will continue to score always.

"Football is just serving us humble pie that could teach us lessons and telling us that we are still not in the group stages.

"Maybe in our mind we were thinking we shall get the results convincingly and whatever. But this cannot happen if we don't work extra hard and are good enough in the field of play.

"We were not good enough to win the game. Let's be clear and put the hand on our heart, be critical, and go back to the drawing board, improving all aspects of the game that will help us to win and go to the group stages."