Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will be targeting a return to
winning ways when they lock horns with Polokwane City in the Telkom Knockout at
Orlando Stadium on Sunday, October 5.
Majoro happy to bide his time
Vladimir Vermezovic's men head into the clash looking to
bounce back from consecutive defeats suffered at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs in
the MTN8 final and Chippa United in the Premiership.
And, having failed to find the back of the net in those two
defeats, the Buccaneers are under increasing pressure to deliver a
There have also been increasing calls for Vermezovic to
alter his formation for the upcoming fixture, with many of the club's
supporters urging the manager to deploy two strikers, rather than the usual
However, the Serbian is refusing to bow under the pressure,
insisting he will stick with just one striker up front.
He told KickOff:
"Our players, my technical team and I, we are the same like one month ago.
"One month ago, we played one striker and we scored in
three games I think nine goals or so. And nobody never asked me when are you
going to start playing with two strikers.”
"Orlando Pirates is a big club and I'm a serious coach
and I'm not going to change my philosophy because of one defeat.”
"We always have plan B and C and we are going to use it
in time to time. But believe me nothing is changed after one defeat.”
Polokwane City, meanwhile, have received a welcome boost
with the news that coach Kosta Papic has finally received his work visa.
As a result, Papic will take his place in the dugout for the
first time when his men take on Pirates.
Kick-off is at 15:00.