Absa Premiership

Jonevret welcomes Wits and 'Downs challenge

2017-05-03 19:19
Kjell Jonevret (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Kjell Jonevret admits that he is excited to see how his charges fare against Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Buccaneers face a tough test this week as they clash against two teams vying for the Absa Premiership title.

On Thursday evening Wits (kick off is at 19:30) welcome Pirates to the Bidvest Stadium and three days later the Sowetan giants play host to current PSL holders Sundowns.  

"Now we are going to play the two best teams in the league (Wits and Sundowns) so I think we are going to be a bit of an underdog in these games," said Jonevret as quoted by KickOff website.

"It’s a test for us to see how it is to play the best teams again.

"We’ve played (Kaizer) Chiefs and we’ve played SuperSport (United) directly when I arrived here.

"But after that we have six to eight games against teams that are around us.

"So, I’m looking forward in seeing how we manage to play two top teams in one week - I should be fine to watch."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  kjell jonevret  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Friday, 28 February 2020
Maritzburg United v Stellenbosch, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Wits, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 01 March 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Baroka FC, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Black Leopards, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.