20 January, 2018
Two games, six points, six goals scored, and two conceded; 2018 has started with aplomb for the marauding Sea Robbers as they welcome Polokwane City to the ‘Mecca’ of South African football, Orlando Stadium. The impressive start to the year is characterised by free-flowing attacking football that cannot be understated as it includes the scalp of high-fying Mamelodi Sundowns, who were put to the sword on their own turf, following the 3-1 victory at Loftus.
Looking ahead to the Polokwane City fixture, Micho Sredojevic’s men will look to maintain the winning momentum, but will also take heed from their mentor’s words that the past result will mean nothing in this fixture. “We are ofcourse pleased with the result against Sundowns, but we are not getting ahead of ourselves. We still have work to do to get to our point of achievement” said the Serbian-born tactician. “We need to keep concentrated and focused on the task at hand, and make sure that we play the next game in the best way possible”.
Going into this fixture, the Buccaneers will be wary of a statistic that doesn’t make for happy reading. Polokwane City have more draws than losses against the Soweto Giants, and for them, facing an opponent in this vein of form will no doubt leave them looking to maintain that position. The expectant Ghost, as the multitude of Pirates supporters are known, will be buoyed by recent results and will no doubt be looking to see more of the same when the home side takes to the field on Saturday evening.
With 26 points from 17 games, Orlando Pirates will look to the iron defence, creative midfield and talented attacking options to secure the points at home and continue their climb up the Absa Premiership table.
Due to technical difficulties experienced by Computicket, all tickets for this fixture will be available for sale at Orlando Stadium Ticket Office B (opposite the Rea Vaya Bus Terminal on Mooki Street). Tickets will cost R40-00 each and on sale from 17H00 – 21H00.