Port Elizabeth - Chippa United have received a timely boost
with the return to fitness of defender James Okwuosa ahead of Orlando Pirates'
visit in the PSL.
Papic explains Chippa snub
The former Enugu Rangers centre-back was in danger of
missing the match due to a problem with his knee, but he has used the recent
two-week break to complete his recovery.
Okwuosa confirmed his availability for the clash against the
Soweto giants, which is set to take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on
“We are preparing for it just like every other game. Pirates
are a big club and I bet every club in the league would love to beat them,”
Okwuosa said in an interview with SL10.
“So it isn't different with us. But at the end we understand
it's just one game and we have to prepare as usual for it. The training
sessions have been interesting and yes we will be ready for them.”
The Chilli Boys are currently sitting in ninth place in the Absa
Premiership standings, with seven points on the board after six matches.
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 on Saturday, September 27.