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Orlando Pirates winger Daine Klate has set his eyes on winning his fifth Absa Premiership medal this season while chasing the record of the likes of Ace Ntsoelengoe, Andre Arendse and Neil Tovey.
Should Pirates emerge triumphant in their quest to defend the Absa Premiership in the next few days leading to 19 May, Klate will join an elite group of players who have won the championships five times.
It is this motivation that is driving the Eastern Cape-born winger.
Klate has won the PSL league title three times with SuperSport United and once with the Mighty Buccaneers, will equal the record currently held by legends Andre Arendse and the late Ace Ntsoelengoe.
The all-time record is held by former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey, who has six league winner’s medals to his name.
Should Pirates win the Absa Premiership, Klate will hold his own exclusive record of having won all five titles in consecutive years.
However, Klate prefers to focus on the overall team objectives than his own individual accolades.
He told the Orlando Pirates official website: “On a personal level, this (referring to fifth medal) would be great. I am an ambitious individual and I want to win all the time. The game against Celtic is not the final match and the league might be won on Saturday, we have to keep pushing and fight until the last game.
“Six points is all we have been focussing on. Over and above the goals I would like to achieve as an individual, the team goal is the main target as this is a team sport.
Meanwhile, the Pirates official website reported that midfielder Andile Jali, who has put in an industrious performance in the heart of the Pirates midfield this season, is focusing on the task at hand
“We are playing at home and the pressure is not on us. How can you be under pressure in your own house?
“We are at home and we will simply show that in our home we have to win,” Jali said.