Absa Premiership

Twala ready for Pirates assault

2014-09-26 14:11
William Twala (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Chippa United winger William Twala has absolutely no qualms about the prospect of facing his former club Orlando Pirates.

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Twala, who knows exactly what to expect from Pirates this weekend, said the visitors were likely to unleash a vicious assault but added that he was prepared for everything the Buccaneers had to throw at them.

"Our preparations have been going as normal regardless of how big the opponent. With due respect to Pirates and their style of play we have prepared well and we believe that we will pull through to ensure we claim the three points at stake," said a confident Twala.

Chippa are still in the top ten of the Absa Premiership standings this week and have certainly made some meaningful progress during the past two match days, where they managed a draw against a high-flying Ajax Cape Town and subsequently brought Moroka Swallows back down to earth with a 2-0 win in Dobsonville.

The message from Twala is quite clear - whatever Pirates can do, Chippa can do better when at their best.

"Like I said that we can’t dwell on them. We have been working hard on our system to ensure we continue getting points," he added.

"The morale in the camp is high and we work together as a unit. I have no doubt that we will reap rewards if we work collectively.

"We will take one game at a time and we don’t care what other people say because we want to achieve three points and then we will see how far we will go.

"We will do our best in each game we play to make our fans happy," concluded Twala, who has played in all six matches for the team this season.

In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Pirates have met in just two previous league matches.

Both of those encounters took place in the 2012/13 season. The Chilli Boys claimed four points, drawing 0-0 in Cape Town before a 1-0 win in the return match in Soweto.

Kick-off is set for 15:00 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, September 27.

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