Cape Town - Orlando Pirates could move to the top of the
table with a victory over Golden Arrows in their Absa Premiership match at
Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday.
Pirates go into the match in third place on the log, two points
behind BidVest Wits - who play Cape Town City on the same day – and trail
league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns – at home Bloemfontein Celtic earlier on
Saturday by three points.
Arrows, meanwhile, are in 10th place on the table and firmly
entrenched in mid-table and out of sight of the relegation zone and in with a
chance of qualifying in the top eight.
The Buccaneers are coming off a commanding 4-1 victory over
Amazulu last week, but coach Micho Sredojevic believes they are in for a tough
test this weekend and refused to be drawn into any talk of them being title
“We are having a totally different approach, we don't want
to speak about our respected opponents [title rivals] in order to plan towards
them,” Sredojevic told the media.
"We have strict targets focused [on one game at a time]
- we are thinking now about how, against a top coach and a top team Golden
Arrows on Saturday, to match and outmatch them.
"It will be a tough match, but we don't want to come
into a position that, though it was a good step in the right direction against
AmaZulu where we have signed the document with a good result and scoring four
goals, but that document needs a stamp."
After drawing 1-1 with Chippa United last week, Golden
Arrows coach Steve Komphela admitted that his side might need a slice of good
fortune to finish the season on a high note.
"At this stage of the season, luck plays a huge role in
results," Komphela said.
"Good thing, we are not fighting relegation, it won't
be that hard for us to push for cup and league games, we can manage to drive
"We are not under pressure, so we need to be confident
and remain optimistic. In life you must always see the light in the
The match kicks off at 20:15.