SHOULD ORLANDO PIRATES continues with the same performance they gave against Mamelodi Sundowns last week, then we’re in for ‘happy days’ at the Bucs camp stru!
They welcome the hard nut to crack Polokwane City at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening, in a PSL league match.
Bucs outwitted a sweet revenge against Downs’ by lashing out three-superb goals to improve their log standing to number 5.
Last season the Pretoria side made a meal of Bucs by handing them a six thriller goals at Loftus Stadium, resulting in fans destroying and running the stadium amok.
Its true that at times change is painful- and the introduction of head coach Serbian ‘Midjo’ Milutin Sredojević and assistant Rhulani Mokwena is paying dividends for having reshuffled the entire team and instilled discipline to the remaining squad of unknowns.
Yes, it was a gamble as ‘couch critics’ would have it and powers that be at the club are smiling from ear to ear.
No favours, no favourites policy seem to be well applicable.
As for Polokwane City, it will be a tactical, hard fought win match should they collect three points out of Soweto.
The likes of imposing Rodney “Rama” Ramagalela and Rendani Ndou, leading the striking department, will prove too difficult for Bucs defence to deal with.
Coach Bernard Molekwa also landed the signing of a Malawian forward Muhammed Sulumba to bolster his attacking formation -after a successful trial period.
It kicks off from 20:15
Another interesting game to watch out for is a ‘Mother City’ derby between Cape Town City and Ajax.
A lot has been said prior to the game and players’ are rejuvenated and hyped ahead of such battles.
It will be hard to tell who will come out victorious though…
Other league fixtures:
19 Jan: Friday
Wits vs Bloem Celtic’s (Bidvest)
FS vs Maritburg United ( Goble Park)
Downs vs Platinum Stars (Loftus)
AmaZulu vs SuperSport (King Zwelithini)
Chippa Unit vs Arrows ( Nelson Mandela Bay)
Baroka vs Chiefs ( Peter Mokaba)