Kaizer Chiefs will look to bounce back when they host Orlando Pirates in the first Soweto Derby in their next league game on Saturday at the FNB Stadium. They know Orlando Pirates are a very difficult opponent, but that will not deter them from expecting maximum points in this fixture. “We know we’ve got a tough game on our hands and we will have to be at our best if we are going to win the game,” said Kaizer Chiefs head coach, Sturt Baxter.
On the other hand, Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids will be looking to take from where they left when they came from behind and defeated Sekhukhune United 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday. But the Buccaneers will be without both goalkeepers, Richard Ofori and Wayne Sandilands, captain Happy Jele, Innocent Maela, Thembinkosi Lorch and Zakhele Lepasa.
Meanwhile, Amakhosi will be without long-term absentees, Samir Nurkovic, Leonardo Castro, Siyabonga Ngezana and Dumisani Zuma, it was also reported that Sfiso Hlanti would also miss the clash after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training. Going into this first derby of the season at FNB Stadium on Saturday, Chiefs are seventh on the log while Pirates are a position above them. “Acceptance is the first stage of improvement and we’ve accepted that we are where we are than trying to change what we can’t change, said Ncikazi.