Teko's fate remains uncertain
Johannesburg - Ruud Krol sidestepped questions over Teko Modise on Wednesday but says Moroka Swallows will be worthy adversaries in the MTN8 final.
Orlando Pirates face fellow Soweto side Swallows at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday and are eager to end a barren spell in their history.
The Buccaneers last won major honours in 2003 when they were league champions and Krol and his charges will be looking to end the torment this weekend.
However, it is unknown whether Modise, a two-time PSL Player of the Year, will feature in Krol's match-day squad.
"Modise is part of the group, but I have not decided on the 18 players who will travel to Durban as it is too early," said Krol.
Krol has great respect for the Dube Birds and their coach, Rainer Zobel, who has imbued the club with some typically Teutonic virtues.
"I have been in many as a player, having won some and lost some. What I have learnt is it is the side on form on the day that will triumph," explained Krol.
"Swallows are a difficult side to beat, well organised and their coach has installed a German mentality of fighting to the death in them.
"We saw that when they were 2-2 with Ajax in the semi-final and scored a late winner. So it is not going to be an easy final."