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