McCarthy wants more trophies

Orlando Pirates wants to go back to winning ways again when they take on Pretoria University.

Benni McCarthy shares a joke with Kaizer Chief's Jessica Motaung after his team retained their Carling Black Label Cup. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy on Friday said his side is hungry to resume its title chase when it takes on the Pretoria University in a premiership match on Sunday.

Pirates recently surrendered the MTN8 Cup when they when they were knocked out and it was ultimately won by Moroka Swallows.

The Buccaneers are fourth place and six points off the pace on the standings.

McCarthy said it is still early days and the only thing that matters is how the team finishes.

"There are still four more trophies for this season to play for. There's the Telkom Cup, Nedbank Cup, the Premier League and African Champions League as well. We missed out on one but there's still more."

McCarthy said his relationship with new coach Roger De Sa is stable and the focus is to win trophies.

"Everything is under control. Before the whole Telkom final thing we used to be good friends. I can say we have kissed and made up."

Bucs have also signed Eric Tinkler as their assistant coach.