Kaizer Chiefs coach, Arthur Zwane, has warned Orlando Pirates to be careful of wounded Amakhosi ahead of the Nedbank Cup semi-final.
Chiefs meet Pirates in the 178th Soweto Derby and the winner will progress to the Final. “We all know that games like this are difficult for everyone,” said Zwane. “Pirates are also unpredictable, so, as things stand they are doing very well.
“We are coming into this game as underdogs so the only thing that is left for us is to believe in ourselves and go to FNB Stadium with one thing in our minds, to keep going and give our best and make sure we come out victorious.”
Orlando Pirates are unbeaten in nine matches across all competitions with the last defeat coming in February against Kaizer Chiefs. On the other, hand Amakhosi are coming from a defeat against Swallows.
“Losing every time before the Derby counts for nothing, to be quite honest,” adds Zwane. “It’s a different ball game altogether. We all know that you can’t rely on history. It’s about how we will apply ourselves, and also what Pirates are going to bring to us, so it’s not going to be an easy game.”
“Pirates are oozing confidence, but they are coming into this game also knowing very well that they are playing a Kaizer Chiefs that is wounded, so we will give our best and we are going to FNB (Stadium) to win the game.”
“In terms of preparations, last time we got it right, but as their coach says this time it will be a different Orlando Pirates, so only time will tell; that’s all I can say.”
By Zola Doda