Cape Town - Giovanni Solinas is looking forward to his first ever clash
with Orlando Pirates as Kaizer Chiefs coach and admitted that the Soweto derby
is a special game.
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The Italian tactician is hopeful that his charges will come
the party at the sold-out FNB Stadium, to make it a memorable first Soweto
"The derby is a
special game. You can breathe the atmosphere. It is our privilege to be part of
this derby. It's a football party," Solinas told journalists.
"We won't change our philosophy or preparation because
we prepare for all the games in this manner.
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"Obviously derby is a particular game, but the
motivation is high. It is not necessary to the pressure on players. I want to
enjoy this game."
The Amakhosi mentor remains confident that star forward
Khama Billiat will be available for the clash with Pirates after missing last
weekend's penalty win over Black Leopards in the Telkom Knockout due to injury.
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"Khama is our key player and yes, we have great players
but again, when you key player is missing you see the difference," Solinas
Kick-off is at 15:30.