Absa Premiership

Makola symphathises with Pirates fans

2019-08-30 13:22
Mpho Makola
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Cape Town - Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola says Orlando Pirates' poor form so far this season can cause fans great pain and distress.

Makola spent a successful period at Pirates for many seasons before joining City ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

The Sea Robbers are out of both the MTN8 as well as the CAF Champions League and need to find form from somewhere in the near future.

Makola told Soccer Laduma: "(Sighs heavily). It is just sad to see Pirates going through this situation. Pirates is a big team and they are expected to be up there among the best in Africa.

"Err...when that doesn't happen, it raises a lot of eyebrows and there are so many heartbreaks. I know from where I come from, Alexandra, a lot of people support Pirates and when things don't go well, it feels like someone passed away from next door.

“With coach Micho (Milutin Sredojevic) gone, they still have a good technical team headed by coach Rulani (Mokwena) and coach Fadlu (Davids).

“I think they will turn the corner as soon as the whole team regains confidence and I'm dead sure about that. It was sad to see them being eliminated from the Champions League because they were there last season.

“I thought the experience gained was going to see them go as far as the final, but it didn't happen. It is not the end of the world. Football needs to carry on. They need to pick themselves up."

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
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Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
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SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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