Absa Premiership

Masilela wary of Bucs threat

2015-03-06 08:41
Tsepo Masilela (Supplied )

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs defender Tsepo Masilela, who was the man of the match during his team’s 1-0 victory against Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday, expects Orlando Pirates to be formidable during the much anticipated Soweto Derby at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

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Pirates did not have the most auspicious start to their campaign late last year but since Eric Tinkler took over at the helm, there has been a resurgence of sorts and the Buccaneers have dropped just two points in their last five matches.

Masilela is under no illusions about the enormity of the task that lies ahead this weekend and feels that Pirates are not to be trifled with under any circumstances.

"Derbies are always difficult," said Masilela in his post-match reaction on Wednesday night.

"There is no favourite going into this game.

“Both teams have a chance - Pirates have been playing well this year, they are consistent, they have the momentum. It's going to be a tough one," he added.

Kick-off is at 15:30 at the FNB Stadium.

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