Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Lennox Bacela
insists his side have put their loss in the MTN8 final behind them as they
prepare for the first round of the Telkom Knockout.
Khoza to sort Pirates out
The Buccaneers were left frustrated following their 1-0
defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in the Wafa Wafa finale, with many chances having been
However, with a Telkom Knockout clash against Polokwane City
to look forward to on Sunday, Bacela says the loss to Chiefs is a thing of the
"We are professionals; the guys are over the MTN8 loss
against Chiefs and are looking forward at new challenges," he told Soccer
"In football there are wins and losses and we
understand that and we try to collect as many wins as possible. We continue
The clash with Rise and Shine will take place at the Orlando
Stadium, and Pirates will be looking to go one better than they did last season
when they lost to Platinum Stars in the final of the competition.
This will be the first competitive cup match between Pirates
The teams have met in three league clashes since Rise and
Shine’s promotion to the top flight in 2013.
Buccaneers have two wins to Polokwane’s one, with the Soweto
side’s second victory a comprehensive 3-0 victory recorded earlier this season.
Match is scheduled for a 15:00 kick-off on Sunday, October