Pirates relying on Chinyama for goals against Usuthu

Bucs coach Roger De Sa has included Takesure Chinyama in his 18-man squad that will face Amazulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium tonight
Orlando Pirates have been boosted by the return of striker Takesure Chinyama, as they will be up against Amazulu in the league.

The Zimbabwean international has been included in the 18-man squad that travelled to Durban on Tuesday, as Benni McCarthy jetted off to Spain to attend to personal matters.

Chinyama, who has been enjoying a good run in the Caf champions league, expressed his delight at being included in the team and promised to help Pirates get all three points against Usuthu.     

“As a striker you want to continue playing. Through playing you can build momentum and eventually start scoring goals. I am glad to have been considered for this match (against AmaZulu),” Chinyama told the Pirates website.

“Right now we are in a very interesting situation whereby getting maximum points against AmaZulu becomes non-negotiable, so I hope to be at my best if given a chance to start, and let’s just hope that we get the result we came to get here,” he said.

Chinyama described the Amazulu game as a must win and believes that winning in Durban tonight will surely lift their confidence going into Saturday’s Caf Champions League clash against Zanaco.

“A win here (in Durban) is a must for us. We have another game on Saturday, and a win here tonight will definitely boost our confidence for that match,” stressed Chinyama.

Meanwhile De Sa and his technical team have decided to excluded Moeneeb Josephs from the squad and his place has been taken by Brighton Mhlongo as cover to first choice Senzo Meyiwa.