Another week of PSL action brings about an opportunity to cash in on a treble of heavyweights on the domestic scene
Teko Modise is tipping Orlando Pirates. And the Buccaneers are one of three sides in our treble accumulator.
At home to Baroka, Pirates will be looking continue their unbeaten run and keep pace at the top of the table.
They host Bakgaga, who lost 0-1 to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila last time out. The visitors have conceded goals late on in both their recent outings and are now under pressure against the heavyweight contenders.
“We didn’t play well. I’m not impressed about the performance we dished out,” said Baroka coach Thoka Matsimela.
Pirates have a wealth of attacking options and should have far too much when they kick off at 3:30pm.
Next up is Cape Town City to beat Amazulu where the result might rest on striker Augustine Mulenga, who poses a significant threat to the Citizens backline. The former Bucs player is still goalless for Usuthu but has chipped in with two assists.
“Cape Town City are a good team. We respect them but they are coming to our home ground. So we have to show them that they are at our home … they have to play to our tune,’’ said Mulenga.
City banged in four goals en route to defeating Bloemfontein Celtic and moving to fifth. And while a visit to Amazulu won’t be easy, coach Jan Olde Riekerink’s unit are building all the time and will be pressing for another victory.
Last in our treble features Mamelodi Sundowns against Stellenbosch, who were impressive in their 2-0 win over Chippa.
Stellenbosch defender Sibusiso Mthethwa believes his side should not fear their mighty hosts, who have made one of their best starts to the league in recent times.
“We want to compete with the best and this is an opportunity to show that we are not just here to make up the numbers,” said Mthethwa.
Last season, Masandawana did the double over the Cape side and will be looking, especially with Kermit Erasmus looking to start a goal-scoring run, for a repeat.