Orlando Pirates striker Lennox Bacela said the fact that he did not make the starting eleven of the Carling Black Label Cup against Kaizer Chiefs is a blessing in disguise.
Bacela revealed that starting from the bench will afford him an opportunity to read the game and hopefully punish AmaKhosi whenever he is introduced.
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“The Soweto Derby is a match that involves a lot of emotions and one has to be at his best. From the bench I will have a chance to read the game and be ready to make a difference.”
The 30-year-old forward added that he is aware of how much the Carling Black Label Cup means to the Pirates fans as well as to the club.
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“Every player wants to start a match of this magnitude, but even though I won’t be. I hope to be at my best, because I know how much this trophy means to the fans and the club.
“We have to win and that’s all we care about going into this match,” added Bacela.