Absa Premiership

Mhlongo: Don't write Bucs off

2014-12-09 09:32
Benson Mhlongo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Benson Mhlongo has warned the latter against taking anything for granted when they face the former on Wednesday.

READ: In form 'Downs target Chiefs.

The Buccaneers have endured a disastrous Premiership campaign so far, with Saturday's 2-0 defeat to leaders Kaizer Chiefs leaving them ninth in the standings and 18 points off the pace at the top.

The Sea Robbers next host reigning champions and second-placed Downs at Orlando Stadium this week, and Polokwane City playmaker Mhlongo, who left Tshwane for Soweto in 2008, is expecting a tightly-contested affair.

"It's difficult to predict who will win this game because these two teams are so inconsistent. But current form does not count when you go into a big game like this one," Mhlongo said.

"It's all about what you offer on the day," said Mhlongo, the veteran Polokwane City midfielder who played for both Pirates and Sundowns.

"Things for Pirates are not going well, but they can turn things around.

"There is still a long way to go in the season. You win about five games and you are right back in it, provided Chiefs drop points."

 

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