Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi says his team-mates are
ready for war ahead of the Carling Black Label Cup at the FNB Stadium on
Speaking after the announcement of the teams Lekgwathi admitted
that will any derby match with Kaizer Chiefs, pride and bragging right
are at stake and each and every player selected will be taking the clash
He told the club's official website: "The supporters have
selected their team, it's their opinion and we (players) are determined
to go out there to make them happy.
"I know some people see this match as a friendly or an exhibition
game as it has been selected by the fans, but having played a lot of
derbies before, I have warned my team-mates that there's no friendly or
playing for fun against Chiefs. They have taken my word seriously and
they are ready for war.
"Every game against Chiefs is tough, as it's about pride at stake
and bragging rights. Despite winning our previous clash (referring to
the Vodacom Challenge) against our rivals exactly a week ago, we are
going to give them the kind of respect that they deserve. Therefore, for
us it's business as usual and no fun.
"I am very happy with our supporter's selection. All round, it's a
strong team and I am confident as most of the players in the team
played a big role in our treble success last season. As I have said
before, the supporters have made their choice, all what we have to do is
do make them happy on Saturday."