Absa Premiership

Bucs eager for 3 points against in-form Maritzburg

2019-11-05 08:57
Tshegofatso Mabasa
Tshegofatso Mabasa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will hope to get back on the winning trail when they host in-form Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership clash on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers will have to pick themselves up after losing in the Soweto derby on Saturday with the players also having a day less to recover than their opponents, who played on Friday.

Pirates interim head coach Rhulani Mokwena is still a man under pressure but will take heart from their performance against Amakhosi, who sit on top of the table.

Mokwena will take confidence from the fact that his team still created chances even when they went down to 10-men against Chiefs after a red card to Mthokozisi Dube.

Dube will, therefore, miss the clash against the Team of Choice because of his transgression on the weekend.

Maritzburg made it five consecutive games where they have taken positive results as they knocked out Highlands Park on penalties in the Telkom Cup on Friday.

In-between two cup wins, Eric Tinkler's charges have also grind out three successive 1-0 victories in the league that has shot them up the table.

The game at the Orlando Stadium will kick off at the 19:30.

- TeamTalk Media

 

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Fixtures
Friday, 06 December 2019
SuperSport United v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 07 December 2019
Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Black Leopards v AmaZulu, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Chippa United, Athlone Stadium 18:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Bloemfontein Celtic, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 08 December 2019
Polokwane City v Maritzburg United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
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