Absa Premiership

Mlambo: Stellies will be a tough opponent

2019-10-10 13:50
Teenage Hadebe of Kazier Chiefs and Xola Mlambo of
Teenage Hadebe of Kazier Chiefs and Xola Mlambo of Orlando Pirates (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Xola Mlambo thinks it could be tricky to face Stellenbosch FC twice in two weeks after they were drawn as together in the Telkom Knockout.

The Soweto giants will host Stellenbosch in the TKO last-16 next Saturday, before taking them on again a week later at Cape Town Stadium in the Premiership.

The draw left Mlambo feeling amused at the prospect of facing Stellies twice in quick succession, and he reckons it could be a tough prospect for Pirates.

"I was a bit amused because we already have to play Stellenbosch when we reopen the Premier League, so I was quite shocked to say, 'Eish, we have to meet up with them twice in two weeks,' so it's not going to be easy to play the same opponent," said Mlambo at the draw on Wednesday.

"We come into this cup and we have nothing to lose. We are wounded from last season's results, so we definitely have to give everything we have so that we turn the situation around.

"We come into this cup and we have nothing to lose. We are wounded from last season's results, so we definitely have to give everything we have so that we turn the situation around."

 

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Fixtures
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
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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