Following their 1-0 win over the University of Pretoria this past weekend,
Orlando Pirates captain Thabo Matlaba believes that the Buccaneers have now
found their rhythm as they managed to grab back-to-back victories and will
be confident heading into their tough assignment against the high flying
Matlaba’s 70th minute strike was sufficient to hand over the Soweto giants a much needed win
over the struggling AmaTuks at the Tuks stadium on Saturday.
'Festival', as he is known in the football fraternity, hinted that the spirit is high in the Buccaneers camp and they will be
motivated to cause an upset over the Brazilians.
played well as a team and we created a lot of chances in the first-half which
we didn’t score,” said Matlaba.
“But second-half, we kept going at them and we managed to convert the only chance which I
“A win gave
us confidence going to the Sundowns game and it will be a big game.
aware of their threat but we are going there confident, fully motivated and
more focused. We are
going to win that game.”
their crucial clash against the log leaders, Sundowns, a big blow forthe Happy People will be Matlaba’s absence due to a one
will be played at the Orlando stadium on Wednesday.