FC Platinum have nothing to lose, says Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids

The Buccaneers coach is confident they will get the desired result against the Zimbabweans on Friday night

Ahead of their crucial Caf Champions League Group B encounter against FC Platinum on Friday night, Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids says they have done their homework.

The local trainer compared the Zimbabwean side to Bloemfontein Celtic, who held Bucs to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) match.

“First of all we know we are playing against a team that has nothing to lose and we have to fight and then, of course, they have a similar approach to Bloemfontein Celtic,” Davids said to Marawa Sports Worldwide with Robert Marawa on Metro FM.

“They load their defence and we have to apply ourselves to be able to unlock them. In the past game, we found it difficult to unlock Bloemfontein Celtic, but we have done our homework,” he added.

“We are confident that if we apply ourselves we can get the desired result,” said the former Maritzburg United coach.

With the Buccaneers sitting third in the group with five points from four matches, they need to beat Platinum and hope Guinea's AC Horoya lose to log leaders, Esperance of Tunisia on the same day.

“It’s not about looking at the log table and hope Horoya beat Esperance, but we have to focus on our games,” he continued.

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“We have to win this next game and that will give us a chance to be able to go to Horoya and get what is needed for us to be able to qualify,” said the former striker.

Moreover, the outspoken tactician added that midfielders Ben Motshwari and Linda Mntambo are the only two players struggling with injuries.

“Ben is still struggling and Mntambo is still struggling with injuries, other than that we are good,” he concluded.