Absa Premiership

Pirates' Matlaba calls for focus

2016-02-05 13:30
Thabo Matlaba (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Ahead of their tough encounter against the struggling University of Pretoria this weekend, Orlando Pirates skipper Thabo Matlaba has urged his team-mates to keep focus as they aim to continue with their winning run.

The Buccaneers, who beat Ajax Cape Town 2-0 in midweek, will square off against AmaTuks in an Absa Premiership clash at Tuks stadium on Saturday.

"Festival’’ insisted that the Soweto giants will be all out to grab the maximum points as they did against the Urban Warriors.

“We really played well as a team against Ajax on Wednesday,” said Matlaba.

“It was good to return to winning ways as we were not doing well lately.

“And we must now keep our focus going to the game against Tuks and we need to collect those three points.

“Like what we did against Ajax, we must just get those three points.”

A win for Pirates will move them to the top half of the premiership table.


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