The game kicks-off at 8pm, Orlando Stadium.

Benchmarking on that, Bucs squad seem to have hit the right cord, following the acquisition of top players and the club’s chairman committing his focus on the team.

The team both on paper and on the field thus far, looks stronger than their opponents, however, it remains to be seen whether the same commitment and die hard spirit could be swayed into the African Continent league, which has been elusive to Bucs camp.

With the help of Onyekachi Okonkwo, Benny McCarthy and other key members Pirates should now concentrate not on losing Tokelo Rantie moving to the Swedish side but on tonights game.

Having lost Rantie Pirates got Zimbabwean Takesure Chinyama from the club Dynamos.

Coach Augusto “Njenje” Palacios knows what happened last week will be a different game altogether this evening.

His charges must be prepared to die in the field of play and heed orders as instructed.

Celtics, on the other hand, are no pushovers and with recent signings of Kurt Lentjies, Dominic Isaacs, Brent Lawler and Siyabonga Nontshinga, the black and white could face an onslaught and imminent black-out.

Coach Clinton Larsen knows what’s stake tonight thus won’t let Pirates do as they please.

In another battle, Chiefs take on Downs’ at Loftus on Sunday Stadium.

It starts at 3pm.

Both teams have a lot to achieve having not won any silverware of note last season.

But on Sunday, the grass will suffer as both Nike sponsored sides go for a kill!

Downs’ and Amakhosi made calculative signings but what remains to be seen is who will come out tops this Sunday and in the domestic league engagements?

Meanwhile, SuperSport entertains Free State Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, and Swallows face Usuthu at VW Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday.



* Sowetolife Magazine Online is giving away 10 tickets to Chiefs vs  Sundowns game at Loftus Stadium on Sunday.

To win sms: info@sowetolifemag.co.za before end of business day today!

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