Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari is
guarded against looking too far ahead but is relishing the prospect of playing
in the Soweto derby on Saturday, October 27.
Before that, the Buccaneers still have to
face a Telkom Knockout test, as Chippa United are set to visit them at Orlando
Stadium this Saturday.
Motshwari, who is in his first season at
Mayfair having joined the Sea Robbers from Bidvest Wits, is not taking the
Chilli Boys lightly.
"Yeah, but we have to concentrate on
the game that's on our hands now. I wouldn't want to look forward to the derby
while we have another game to play," Motshwari said as quoted by KickOff website.
"The derby is a derby, and I've never
played in one before so hopefully I'll get an opportunity in this one. But, for
now, like I've said, we have to concentrate on the next game."
Focused as he may be, Motshwari is under no
illusions about the significance of the rivalry between Orlando Pirates and
Kaizer Chiefs to the people of South Africa.
"It's every footballer's dream to play
in a 90 000-capacity stadium that's packed," he said.
"We know always in the townships
things stand still when Chiefs and Pirates play, so for me, it's going to be an
emotional day but at the same time I'll be happy.
"That's what you want to do when
you're a footballer, and those are the moments that you want to be involved in
when you play football."