PSL

Benni warns team-mates

2012-08-08 07:50
Benni McCarthy (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Benni McCarthy has warned his Orlando Pirates team-mates to be on their guard come the defending champions' Premiership opener with Golden Arrows.

Pirates kickstart their PSL title defence against Abafana Bes'thende on Friday night in Soweto, with Bucs having retained their crown with a win over Arrows on the final day of last season.

The Sea Robbers twice came from behind to defeat Muhsin Ertugral's side 4-2 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and McCarthy, who bagged a brace in the showdown in Durban, believes last season's encounter will have little baring on this coming weekend's clash.

"Look, this will be a totally different ball game," the former Bafana Bafana striker told Bucs' official website.

"Sure, we beat Arrows 4-2 the last time we played them however; this does not mean that it will be a walk-over on Friday.

"We need to prepare very well for them, and make sure that on the night we make use of our goal scoring opportunities."

Meanwhile, the veteran marksman insists Augusto Palacios' charges will give a better account of themselves this week following last Friday's late MTN8 quarter-final win over Bloemfontein Celtic.

"The game against Celtic was great, but we fought very hard to get the result we got," explained McCarthy.

"Our attack has been phenomenal but in that particular game we could not score from open play, which is something we are working on.

"I believe on Friday night we will be better prepared and we will do our best to score. This will be a good game.

"On Friday, we start our long journey which is the league campaign, and we'll try to get the ball rolling in the best way possible."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  benni mccarthy  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Ajax Cape Town v Baroka FC, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Wits, FNB Stadium 15:00
Free State Stars v Chippa United, Goble Park 15:00
Maritzburg United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Platinum Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Highlands Park v Mamelodi Sundowns, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Orlando Pirates, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership nearing its conclusion, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Bidvest Wits hold them off? A bridge too far for new boys Cape Town City FC? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.