Shabba wary of Bucs backlash

2014-12-04 17:15
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Supplied)
Siphiwe Tshabalala (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has warned his team-mates not to take anything for granted when they face Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby on Saturday.

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Amakhosi remain undefeated in the Premiership this season, with Wednesday's 3-0 win over Bidvest Wits leaving the Glamour Boys 11 points clear at the top of the standings after their opening 13 top-flight fixtures.

In contrasting form are Pirates who suffered a fourth defeat of the campaign against Maritzburg United on Tuesday, a result which left the Buccaneers seventh in the standings and led to Vladimir Vermezovic resigning as head coach.

Tshabalala, insist their bitter rivals' previous form will "count for nothing" this weekend. "Looking ahead of the match against Orlando Pirates, it will definitely not be a walk in the park," said Shabba on his official website.

"We know that they have not been doing great but that counts for nothing as they are a formidable side. We have to give them the utmost respect.

"We have played Pirates 30 times in all competitions since 2007 and have beaten them 10 times compared to the seven times that they have defeated us. There have been 13 draws in total.

"We would surely love to avoid another draw as we continue collecting points one match at a time.

"I know that the support for this game is huge and we will try to make all of the Amakhosi supporters proud. Woza Saturday, Woza Soweto Derby. We are 'Forever Fearless'."

Kick-off is at 15:30.


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