Absa Premiership

Pirates not thinking about Soweto Derby, says Micho

2018-10-19 15:39
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the club are focused on facing Chippa United on Saturday and are not distracted by the upcoming Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs.

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The Buccaneers are set the face the Chilli Boys at Orlando Stadium in a Telkom Knockout last 16 tie, with a place in the quarter-final at stake.

Despite the derby being arguably the biggest game of the South African football calendar, 'Micho' insists that they will focus on playing at their best against Chippa.

He said: "With due respect to the Derby, yes, it is the biggest match of the season.

"We know what it means when the country is at a standstill, but we have no right to think beyond Chippa United.

"We want to give respect to Chippa United, self-respect to ourselves, special respect to the game of football.

"That's why we are totally focused on the Chippa United game."

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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Maritzburg United v Chippa United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
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