Absa Premiership

Gcaba relishing Ke Yona test

2015-02-26 14:36
Ayana Gcaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba admits he is well aware of the threat SuperSport United pose up front, but feels the Buccaneers are equally adept in defence.

Read: Nedbank Cup heats up

The Sea Robbers kicked off their Nedbank Cup title defence with a 4-0 thrashing of Tornado FC last weekend, and have since been rewarded with a last-16 clash away to Matsatsantsa following the draw on Thursday.

SuperSport also managed to plunder four goals in their last-32 encounter against Polokwane City on Wednesday, a result that followed on from their 2-0 Premiership win over Kaizer Chiefs, with January signings Kingston Nkhatha and Jeremy Brockie bagging goals in both those matches.

And while Gcaba is expecting a tough test against Gordon Igesund's men, the defender is confident in Pirates' abilities to break down the budding partnership between the United front two.

"We know they have good strikers but we also have good defenders. Gcaba said after last-16 draw.

“I've seen Brockie a couple of times. He is a good striker.

"I won't say the Brockie and Nkhatha combination is the most lethal in the PSL because they also have weaknesses.

"We know that SuperSport United will be tough. We have to be at our best against them.

"Pressure is always there, even if you are defending champions. We don't want to say we will win the Nedbank Cup. We have to take it game by game."

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