Cape Town City FC will be eyeing revenge when they host Orlando Pirates at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.
The Cape side were knocked out of the MTN8 by the Buccaneers and coach Jan Olde Riekerink has two ideas on how to achieve victory.
The first is to keep the contest numerically even after watching Fagrie Lakay and Mpho Makola being sent off in their two previous encounters.
“So, now we have Pirates, first of all I hope we will finish this game with 11 against 11 because I only played them with 10, one win and one loss. With the loss we were the better team and in the first one we got our win from our mentality. The second one of course we lost but I think we played the first half of the match better,” said Riekerink.
And the next is for his side to play their own game and not be overawed by the quality of the opposition.
“But it will be the game for us that will be important… do we play with White or do we play with Black in the chess way? Do we have the initiative, or we say we have to wait for Pirates? But my players will not want to play with Black, so we will take the initiative in this game. We will play to our identity, we want to win this game,” the coach added.
Both sides drew in their last league outing which helped Orlando Pirates remain unbeaten. Historically, this fixture is even with both teams winning six matches from their 20 encounters.
The match kicks off at 3:30pm.