Absa Premiership

De Sa wary of Pirates

2015-07-29 11:30
Roger de Sa and Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ahead of their season opener against the in-form Orlando Pirates, Ajax Cape Town head coach Roger De Sa believes that his youthful team will have to do something extra special to beat the Buccaneers in their own backyard.

The Urban Warriors and the Buccaneers will square-off in the MTN8 quarter-finals at the Orlando stadium on Tuesday, August 4.

“It’s going to be a very tough game for us," said De Sa.

The former Pirates and Bidvest Wits mentor is also aware of the Soweto giants’ current form in the CAF Confederations Cup.

“Pirates are a team in good rhythm at the moment and they are doing extremely well in Africa once again.

“They are playing good football at the moment and everyone can see that.

“So I believe that it will be tough for us because we also don’t have a good record against Pirates at Orlando stadium.

“But for us to win there we’ll have to do something special.”

The last time the two sides met in a cup competition was in the Telkom Knock-Out last 8 in the previous campaign with the Buccaneers walking away 4-1 victors.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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