Amakhosi after Bucs Skull |
On form Kaizer Chiefs will take on Orlando Pirates in the first 2016/2017 season derby at FNB stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg.
Amakhosi come into the game sitting at the top of the ABSA Premieship with 13 points from 6 games, registering 4 wins, drawing 1 game and losing 1 game as well. Their loss came in the hands of Bidvest Wits who beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the first game of the PSL 2016/2017 match. The club has since found form and the players are starting to understand Steve Khompela style of play with the club senior players leading the club to producing good results.
Orlando Pirates are currently occupying 5th position after 5 games, winning 2 games and drawing 3 games. The Mighty Buccaneers are undefeated this season and will look to build up on their quest to win the league as the club will be celebrating 80 years of existence. Bucs opened their season encounter with a win over Golden Arrows beating the KZN based club 3-1 with Tendai Ndoro scoring a hattrick on that day.
Amakhosi coach Steve Khompela expressed that his players are ready and the preparations for the most anticipated match have been going well for the Naturena based club. Amakhosi will look to make it a double after beating Pirates in the pre-season tournament Carling Black Label Cup.
Muhsin Ertugral , Orlando Pirates head coach expressed the importance of winning the game and understands the nature of the derby having taken part in the the encounter coaching Kaizer Chiefs. He explained that he is blessed to have coached both clubs and will lead his troops to victory.
Amakhosi players stated that they need to keep up the winning momentum and need no motivation for a game of this statue. They furthermore stated that they will do it for the fans who have been there for club and promised to fight their hearts out to win.
The Buccaneers players expressed that they will go into Saturday encounter to win the match in memory of slain former Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa who was gunned down 2 years ago.
PSL leading goal scorer Tendai Ndoro stated that he is looking to add to his tally of 5 goals against Chiefs and even though he wasn’t at Pirates when Senzo’s tragic struck, he will don the jersey for him on the day.
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