Krol not worried about Teko
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol says he is not overly concerned over the prospect of facing his former midfielder Teko Modise.
Bucs welcome the Navigator's new team Mamelodi Sundowns to the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night, just two weeks after the Bafana Bafana star's move to Chloorkop.
The Dutchman, however, says he will not specifically plan around Modise.
"It is possible that he knows a lot about Orlando Pirates, because he was here for a few years, but we also have Robyn Johannes who played for Sundowns for years before coming to us," Krol stated.
"It is not a big problem for me that Teko might know something about us that he can tell the people at Sundowns. The most important thing on Saturday is which team will be on form to win the game, not which player we must watch."
The 61-year-old admitted beating Sundowns for the second time this season will have a big say as to which team wins the league title.
"It is a very big game and Sundowns want to close the gap obviously.
"We want to make it bigger... we are at the top right now and we are going to try as hard as possible to make sure we stay there at the top.
"We want to stay three points clear and we must remember this game can have a big say for the team who wins the title," said the former Netherlands international.
Krol further revealed he will be missing a couple of key players through suspension and injury.
"Mark Mayambela will not be part of the team, because he got injured during a friendly match on Tuesday and Oupa Manyisa is suspended for this game because he has three yellow cards.
"I'm also concerned about the players who were with the national team like Andile Jali because they didn't get a break, but we will come up with a plan or play with what we have available to make sure we win this match and stay on top.
"The most important thing is we are fighting and we are one of the contenders for the title," Krol concluded.