Absa Premiership

Walters expect Pirates backlash

2015-09-16 10:01
Shu-Aib Walters (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters says they are prepared to face a backlash from Orlando Pirates.

Pirates come into the clash on the back of a heavy 4-1 defeat against Zamalek in the CAF Confederations Cup and will be looking to redeem themselves in front of their fanatical supporters.

Aces will go into the clash on a high after beating Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 in their last match and Walters is upbeat ahead of their trip to Orlando.

"I think it's going to be a good game, a fast game, but I think if we stick to our game-plan [then] we stand a good chance of beating them," Walters told Goal website.

"They've got experienced players with the national team. I know [Thamsanqa] Gabuza is on fire, Kermit [Erasmus] is a very good striker and somebody to watch out for and then you obviously got the playmaker, Oupa Manyisa, doing extremely well for them for the past few seasons.

"They've got some bright future stars as well with [Thabo] Rakhale who has some individual brilliance. Issa Sarr is obviously the wall in front of the back-four. So, like I said they have a group of (good) players, but there are a few players I think are doing exceptionally well for them."

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