Absa Premiership

Motaung eyes Pirates scalp

2015-11-06 16:00
Bobby Motaung (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Ahead of yet another much anticipated Soweto derby clash against Orlando Pirates this coming weekend, Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung says the Phefeni Glamour Boys have forgotten about their loss last week and will be hoping to get past the Buccaneers on Saturday, November 7.

Chiefs will host perennial rivals Pirates in the semi-finals of the Telkom Knock-Out competition at the FNB stadium.

Heading to this mouth-watering encounter, Amakhosi are coming from a 1-0 win over Lamontville Golden Arrows in an Absa premiership clash on Tuesday while the Buccaneers enjoyed their 2-1 triumph over the wounded Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday.

Despite going to this cracker as the ‘underdogs’, Motaung believes that his team has a championship pedigree and revenge is furthest thing in their minds.

“We want to revenge Pirates? What are you talking about? It’s a cup game not a league game.” Motaung told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Friday

“This will be a different ball game and yes I know that we lost to them last week but that was a league game.

“We want to win and go all the way to the final; we don’t want to play seeking to revenge our opponents.

“We are also a big team and with championship materials and remember that we are also the defending champions in the league.

“What did Pirates win last season? Nothing and what do they have currently? Still nothing.

“In football, you win some and also lose some that’s why I’m saying we lost in the league against Pirates last week.

“But that doesn’t mean we’ll lose again tomorrow, you understand?

“Yes it’s not going to be easy but I have no doubt that we are going to win tomorrow. It’ll be a different ball game tomorrow.”

The last time the two arch-rivals met in a cup competition was in the MTN8 Cup final last season and Amakhosi triumphed 1-0 courtesy of former skipper, Tefu Mashemaite, strike under Stuart Baxter’s reign.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00.

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