Absa Premiership

Wome: Nothing to prove against SuperSport

2017-03-07 11:30
Dove Wome (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Dove Wome says he has nothing to prove against SuperSport United, the club he left on a loan deal for Bucs two months ago.

Having made only two starts and five substitute appearances for Matsatsantsa in the first-half of the current campaign, Wome joined the Buccaneers on a loan deal in the January transfer window.

He has since become a regular at Pirates, starting four matches, scoring two goals, and generally bringing fresh energy and impetus to the Sea Robbers' attack.

The Togo international is now set to face SuperSport for the first time since leaving the team when Pirates host the Tshwane club at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night.

In addition, Pirates are taking on SuperSport for the first time since they lost 6-1 to Stuart Baxter's team last November.

But Wome insists it will be business as usual and that there is nothing extra riding on the match.

"The match against SuperSport United will be like any other match I have played for Pirates," he told the club website.

"I have nothing to prove against SuperSport United or anybody else. I have full respect for the team, this is where I have spent my last three years or so as a player but when I take to the field tonight, it will be more about what I can contribute towards the success of Orlando Pirates.

"It's no secret that they beat us 6-1 in the first round but that's in the past, for us it's not about revenge.

"We will not approach this match with that kind of mind-set. This is a new match which requires a new approach," he added.

With Pirates keen to get back to winning ways in the league, the 25-year-old former Free State Stars player says that new head coach Kjell Jonevret has injected optimism and confidence into the camp.

"The mood in the camp has been positive," Wome stated.

"Usually when things are not going well, one would expect the morale to be low but the mood in the dressing room has changed, the team spirit is unbelievable.

"Everyone is motivating each other and we are all prepared to help each other out on the pitch.

"The coach has been a breath of fresh air, he has worked hard on our confidence. All that is left for us is to ensure that we execute the mandate he gives us on match day."

Kick off is at 19:30.

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