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Neeskens warning for Pirates

2011-08-19 11:30
Johan Neeskens (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Johan Neeskens has warned Orlando Pirates their tag as favourites for the MTN8 semi-final will count for little on match-day.

The Buccaneers continue their defence of the title against Neeseken's Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of the last-four at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday.

Both sides will head into the clash on a high after claiming victories in their respective PSL encounters midweek, and the Brazilians coach insists his side have what it takes to topple Julio Leal's men.

"We will be playing a good a team that proved their ability by winning a treble last season," Neeskens told Times Live.

"They also hold the advantage of resting an extra day more than the other teams in the semi-finals.

"So, of course, they should be the favourites to win it, but favourites can also lose."

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