07 Mar 2016 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 MAR (NAMPA) Orlando Pirates Football Club coach Lucky Kakuva is optimistic about a podium finish when the 2015/16 Namibia Premier League (NPL) season comes to an end by May this year.
Pirates jumped from sixth to third place on the log standing after beating Young Chiefs from Oshakati 1-0 on Saturday and Rundu Chiefs 2-1 from Rundu on Sunday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.
Pirates now have 39 points from 23 games (11 wins, six draws and six losses).
With only seven games left to play in the NPL, Kakuva said his teams dream is to have a podium finish at the end of the season.
We did not play very well today against Rundu Chiefs but the most important thing is we managed to collect he maximum points over the weekend. Going forward we have to play our games to the best of our ability.
Our main objective at the moment is to have a podium finish - second or third position - because that is achievable, he told Nampa on Sunday.
Pirates are currently six points behind second-placed Black Africa, and just one point above defending champions African Stars.
Tigers lead the pack with 54 points.
Pirates remaining fixtures will be against Civics, Flamingoes, Black Africa, Citizens, Mighty Gunners, UNAM and Tura Magic.
In other games played over the weekend, Civics managed to collect maximum six points over the weekend and dragged themselves out of the relegation zone.
The Khomasdal-based outfit beat Rundu Chiefs 2-1 on Saturday and repeated the same score margin on Sunday against Young Chiefs at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
In games played in Rundu on Sunday, Julinho Sporting beat UNAM 2-1, while United Stars lost 1-3 against Tura Magic.