In week 10 of the ABSA premiership, Chippa United will host Soweto giants Orlando Pirates on Tuesday night as they seek to defend the bay from the sea robbers. The clash will take place at the world class Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at 18h00.
This will be the first meeting between these two sides since the commencement of the 2016/17 ABSA premiership season. The Chilli boys do have the upper hand when it comes to statistics, the Nelson Mandela Bay based side has managed to sting Pirates three times in their last six encounters.
Captain James Okwuosa is aware of the importance of the game; “It is not going to be easy, we all know the magnitude of the team we coming up against. We need something special, something to get us back on track. If we win on Tuesday regardless of our position on the log table, everyone will forget about the past six games.
“The mood in the camp remains high, everybody knows what is at stake. We had a good session on Sunday, and it was good to see some smiles at training. Everyone is positive,” continued Okwuosa.
The hosts will also draw inspiration from the fact that Pirates have never beaten Chippa United at home. Dan Malesela’s charges will however not depend on history, as Orlando Pirates is high on confidence after capsizing Free State Stars by one goal.
“In football history means little. We still have to go out and give our all on Tuesday,” added Okwuosa speaking to chippautdfc.co.za on Monday morning.
Augusto Palacios will look to rewrite the history books, and for the first time win the battle at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. This encounter promises to deliver a spectacular 90 minutes of tantalising carpet football. Supporters of the beautiful game are urged to buy their tickets at all Ticketpro outlets nationwide. Tickets cost R40 per adult and R20 for scholars.