Cape Town - Former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan
believes pure determination and a strong mentality will be what decides the
outcome of the Soweto derby.
Old foes Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will once again
lock horns in the Absa Premiership on Saturday at FNB Stadium, where the
Buccaneers will have a chance to close the gap to Amakhosi.
Chiefs enjoy a six-point lead at the top of the standings,
but Pirates can halve the deficit with a win over their arch-rivals.
Khan reckons the clash will be less about the tactics
coaches Ernst Middendorp and Josef Zinnbauer employ, and more about the
attitude of the players.
"They are both professional coaches, who've done well
so far. Middendorp has ensured that Chiefs remained top of the table standings
for the better part of the season. Zinnbauer, on the other hand, has helped the
team to start winning again," Khan told IOL.
"Both coaches should ensure that the players are
psychologically prepared because I don't think tactics are really important at
this stage of the season, especially going into a match such as the derby.
"Players will have to rise to the occasion, and coaches
have to get behind them - uplift their confidence so that they are able to
deliver on the day."
Kick-off is at 15:30.
- TEAMtalk media