Absa Premiership

Preview: Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates

2017-03-03 19:27
Kjell Jonevret (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret heads into his first ever Soweto derby when his side face Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3:30pm.

Jonevret began his tenure with a 1-1 home draw against Polokwane City last weekend and now gets his first taste of all the buzz and anticipation that comes with a game that will be played out in front of more than 90 000 spectators.

Komphela, however, admits that he could do without the favourite tag weighing down his side.

"Orlando Pirates remain Orlando Pirates. You remember when Pirates were campaigning in Africa - they were just hot during that time of Eric Tinkler. They would hit on the transition like nobody," he cautioned.

Jonevret feels his side have the quality to beat Amakhosi, but need to adopt the right mind-set. And the underdog label suits him just fine.

"The Derby has its own life, and I can only marvel over the possibilities, but for me there is no pressure over the result because so far this season Chiefs has been the better team, and I think the pressure is all on them to deliver.

"I want to win, I hope to win and I can only do that if the players follow the plan. We will have a game plan for every match and situation, we just need the players to believe in themselves," the Swede told the Pirates website.

 

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Fixtures
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Black Leopards v Kaizer Chiefs, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 19 January 2020
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
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