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AmaKhosi haven't beaten Pirates in the league for the past two seasons, and their fans are demanding a good win from the reigning PSL champions this weekend

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana midfielder Reneilwe "Yeye" Letsholonyane has come out to reveal that Pirates are a "big team" as the two Soweto giants prepare for this weekend's showdown at the FNB Stadium.

Pirates are buoyed by their Caf Champions League's progress to the final as well as their progress to the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup, but Yeye said Chiefs are also on a roll.

"We acknowledge that they are a big team and are currently doing well in Africa. The main focus will be on us as a team. We have ambitions and we also want to achieve results on the day. We are also doing well so far," Yeye told the Chiefs website.

Letsholonyane has also urged the AmaKhosi supporters to be patient as much as they demand good results.

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"Preparations for the game are going well and I think we will be ready on Saturday. We are aware that this is an emotional moment for the supporters.

"The AmaKhosi supporters have always rallied behind us and this time is no different. We need their support. Even though soccer is an emotional game, patience is required from the supporters," he said.

Although the 31-year-old Letsholonyane is aware that only maximum points will do for their fans, he doesn't want to promise that they will beat Pirates, citing that failure to win against the Sea Robbers won't mean the end of the world.

"We always work hard to make the supporters proud. In soccer there's a win or lose and this being our home game we are preparing to take all the three points. If we don't get max points it doesn't mean the end of the world," added Letsholonyane.

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