Bacela: Starting from the bench will benefit Orlando Pirates

The former Celtic hitman tells the club website that Pirates players are only thinking about beating Chiefs and lifting the trophy on Saturday

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.

Bacela is expected to face AmaKhosi on Saturday although he will have to acquire enough votes to make his first Soweto derby appearance. 

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