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Pirates aim for Champions League dominance

Orlando Pirates will be looking for a big margin win against AC Léopards.

FILE: Orlando Pirates players celebrate after winning the 2012 Carling Black Label Cup at FNB Stadium. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates will be looking for a big margin win in their Champions League match on Saturday.

This will strengthen their chances of keeping their campaign on track.

Pirates will face AC Léopards of Congo at Orlando Stadium in Soweto for the last eight of the competition.

With the departure of several players who were registered for the competition, including Benni McCarthy, team spokesperson Mickey Modisane says they registered Lennox Bacela and defender Rooi Mahamutsa.

"We have registered him [Mahamutsa] to come and solidify our defence. We also have Bacela to come and work up front alongside Ndumiso Mabena. The chairman still has to decide who will be the other two players we also want to include."

Modisane says the team is determined to win their second continental Championship.

"Our wish is to score lots of goals at home and also that we don't concede. As Orlando Pirates, we'll be ambassadors for South African football in Africa as we'll be playing in the continental showpiece."