Absa Premiership

Pollen expects entertaining derby

2015-07-31 12:45
Pollen Ndlanya (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Pollen Ndlanya says Orlando Pirates’ form in the CAF Confederations’ Cup will not make any difference when the two bitter rivals clash in the Carling Black Label’s match at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

“Look, this is the one match where form does not matter, but Pirates head to the match with a slight advantage after as their morale boosting win in Tunisia last weekend,” Ndlanya told Sport24.

“Chiefs on the other hand have looked disorganised due to contract battles with some seniors’ players while there is also a new coach and the team was not convincing in his first match at the King’s Super Cup in Swaziland.”

However, Ndlanya said Amakhosi will still want to prove that they are still the best team in the country and expects an entertaining encounter.

“There is a challenge at Chiefs where players have to adapt to the philosophy of the new coach and everything else, but the players can still cause an upset with a good performance,” said Ndlanya.

“I think the team that will want it more will end up winning the match, but it’s really difficult to predict or say who the favourites are,” he said.

Kick-off is at 15:30.

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