Absa Premiership

VV wants Pirates to keep calm

2014-09-19 10:01
Vladimir Vermezovic (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic wants his side to remain calm ahead of the MTN8 final against Kaizer Chiefs.

Vermezovic says his charges will have to kill all forms of excitement before they take on Kaizer Chiefs.

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“It is not so nice to get excited before the match,” said the Serbian to the club's website.

“It is a big match of course but these players have been in bigger games before.”

“It is a game of two teams in good form at the moment.”

Vermezovic adds that he is aware that both teams are hitting the back of the net regularly and foresees a tough game for both sides.

However, he issues that the Buccaneers will play their “normal game” and it being a Sowetan derby does not change their approach.

“The last time we went to Durban in a final, we won that match and the players believe we can do it again, and that’s the most important thing.”

“Now we will do some scouting of our opponent and see how we can approach this game, but we will not change because it is a derby – we will play our normal game.”

Pirates are in action on Saturday, September 20 when they face Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium for the right to take home the MTN8 Cup.  

Kick-off is scheduled for 20:15.

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