Chiefs seek revenge, says Orlando Pirates stand-in captain Jele

The two giants of South African football will again renew their rivalry when they meet in a league encounter at the FNB Stadium on Saturday

Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele expects an open Soweto Derby when they take on arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL battle on Saturday afternoon.

Pirates are on high after reaching the final of the Caf Champions League as well as the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout, and Jele said that should send shivers down their opponents’ spines.

“I expect them to come to us, because they want revenge after we beat them in the MTN 8 semi-final, but they should respect us as much as we will respect them,” Jele told reporters.

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“Our win against Arrows should be a warning to Chiefs although this is going to be a new game. We need to start collecting points, and that should start on Saturday” he said.

Pirates are currently 16th on the log with just three points after two games, and only a win against Chiefs would see them up to 12th on the log depending on other teams’ results.

Jele has also urged Bucs fans to come in their numbers and support Pirates, but he believes that the fans are still uncertain if the players are capable of winning any silverware anytime soon.

“I think our fans are still doubting us, but I can only urge them to come in their numbers. We need them as much as they need us to win the trophies that they want,” added Jele. 

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