Absa Premiership

Vukusic: Orlando Pirates won't be excited to face us

2018-10-30 12:24
Jozef Vukusic
Jozef Vukusic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Polokwane City coach Jozef Vukusic has claimed that Orlando Pirates will not be looking forward to facing Rise and Shine at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The two sides will face off at the venue on November 6 in the first Absa Premiership fixture after the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals. Both sides are among the early frontrunners.

City are riding high after four wins from their last five league fixtures, putting them fourth on the table, two points behind second-placed Pirates with two games in hand.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers have won their last two games, beating Chippa United 1-0 in the Telkom Knockout before winning Saturday's Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs 2-1.

Pirates still have to face AmaZulu in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals before their trip to Polokwane.

"Nothing is easy, I think Pirates may be a better opponent like Maritzburg," Vukusic said after Saturday's home victory over Maritzburg United.

"On Saturday there was a little pressure, we needed the win, the three points.

"Ja, we need to enjoy the game and try to get a good result and try and make it difficult, because they're the favourites in that game.

"I don't think they're happy to come here now."

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Maritzburg United v Chippa United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v AmaZulu, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
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