Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says his side will be competitive in the CAF Champions League though they won't take any opponent for granted.
Pirates are set to face Light Stars of Seychelles in the preliminary round of Africa's most prestigious club competition at home on 27-28 November before playing away on 4-5 December in the second leg.
The Sea Robbers are taking the competition extremely seriously having undertaken a trip abroad to Zambia in pre-season where they faced African giant’s TP Mazembe in a friendly.
On Tuesday Bucs announced their 27-man squad for the competition which includes new defensive signing Alfred Ndengane.
Speaking to reporters, Sredojevic said: "I have seen the draw for our team. I believe it's competitive.
"From our side we have the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup against Kaizer Chiefs on 24 November and on 27 November we play Light Stars of Seychelles.
"We want to take one step at a time. There is no easy opponents anymore. We need to respect every opponent.
"Our strategic target is to go step by step. Our first step is to enter the group stages of the CAF Champions League."
Pirates, who won the Champions League in 1995, qualified for this year's edition of the CCL by finishing in second position in the Absa Premiership in 2017/18.