Pirates hoping for third win
Orlando Pirates will be facing the Mpumalanga Black Aces in their ABSA Premier Soccer League (PSL) match at the Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday evening, where they will be hoping to secure their third consecutive win of the season.
Home ground advantage has seen the Buccaneers securing victories over Polokwane City and Free State Stars this season, leaving them second on the log with 14 points, ten behind current leaders, Kaizer Chiefs.
"We are second on the log table but we still trail log leaders Chiefs by a big margin and we cannot afford to drop any more points," Pirates winger, Daine Klate said
"All games which we play in the league are important, be it against a so-called small team or a so-called big team.
"All teams in the league offer the same number of points for a win."
Ahead of the match, Klate added that the team has no time to rest as the games will be tough in the upcoming weeks.
"The games are coming thick and fast and there is no time to relax," Klate said.
"The match against Aces will be tough because they are a very good side especially at home. They always up their game and do well when playing against us.
"I have no doubt that their recent victory against Swallows over the weekend will motivate them even more."
He said on the club’s official website, that his team have a plan for PSL encounter on Tuesday, saying it was between him and his squad.
“Generally, the plan is to get to the magical 30 points by the halfway stage of the season, which means we have to collect at least 16 points in the next seven games.
“We need to make sure we are within touching distance to challenge for league honours because we are going for that and there is a lot to be played for still.
“We know it’s going to be a tough ask but we all want it, the lads are up for the challenge, the spirit and mood of the team is great and we are going for it.”
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