Orlando Pirates play Baroka FC in the Telkom Knockout Cup final in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Limpopo fans have been adamant they have a good chance of claiming glory in this season's tournament. After beating Bidvest Wits in the semi-final the PSL club, Baroka FC is surprisingly confident of also adding Pirates to their list of scalps.
As you can see from the Twitter anticipation, that doesn't stop Pirates fans from hailing their team and looking forward to the Cup with optimism. They beat archrivals Kaizer Chiefs in the semi-final, which marks their faith that the Cup is going to their half of Soweto.
We've put together a list of Tweets from the media, the football fraternity and the fans who can't wait for the big game.
@OrlandoPirates are appearing in a ninth Telkom Knockout final, but have only claimed victory once, in 2011. There they beat @BidvestWits 3-1 in the final to end their long wait to lift the trophy! #TKO2018 pic.twitter.com/AJA0M5t38J — Telkom (@TelkomZA) December 5, 2018
From the dusty Ga Mphahlele
To the Telkom Knockout final.
We are winning this one.@orlandopirates I always warn this so called big teams and I’m gonna go the same to you.
“Bring your biggest guns”
This is not gonna be an easy one. pic.twitter.com/zBn9sCrmVw — Baroka Football Club (@Baroka_FC) December 6, 2018
What i know, if you can ask any soccer supporters about #TelkomFinal All of them will say @Baroka will WIN, but only Pirates supporter will think about #UPTHEBUCS — Matshela Chabisi (@MatshelaC) December 7, 2018
To all the Buccaneers who will be traveling to PE for the Telkom Knockout final y'all travel safe and God be with you all the way . And bring it home ☠☠☠ #OnceAlways pic.twitter.com/NyfCEfVchS — BucsForLife 1937 (@davidmasindi) December 7, 2018
Catch comments from Bushy Moloi Baroka FC assistant coach (MDC Coach) on the Lunch tomorrow ahead of the Telkom Knock-out Final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday — Mio & Queenie Radio (@Mio_Queenie) December 6, 2018
Orlando Pirates will lock horns with Baroka FC in the Telkom Knockout Cup final on Saturday with both teams looking to give their fans something to smile about ahead of the December festive break #OnceAlways #TKO2018Final pic.twitter.com/bWo4Xf3uU1 — Sheldon (@Sheldon_RS17) December 6, 2018
Lorch Baroka deserve respect
"Baroka are not in the final by mistake,"
Lorch said. "They deserve respect and that's what we will give them if we are to achieve our dream of lifting the Telkom Knockout Cup on Saturday." pic.twitter.com/wI7CchsbT3 — Orlando Pirates Fans | The Sea Robbers (@TheSeaRobbers) December 6, 2018
Stumbled across the 2011 telkom final on supersport now... wonderful memories!!! — Daine Klate (@Klatey7) December 6, 2018
“A cup final is a different stage of football. Sometimes as supporters you’ll be excited but you go out there and find out that the teams are sizing each other. We’ve put everything in our plan. We know what to do.” - @Baroka_FC coach Wedson Nyirenda. #TKO2018 pic.twitter.com/oW8bdGdg2F — Telkom (@TelkomZA) December 6, 2018
Telkom knockout final and Chelsea vs Man City playing at the same time — (@Jika_Uthi) December 6, 2018
@OrlandoPirates forward Thembinkosi Lorch goes into the #TKO2018 final as the top-scorer in this year’s competition with three goals, two against @AmaZuluFootball in the quarterfinals and one versus @KaizerChiefs in the semis. pic.twitter.com/boOZropbwo — Telkom (@TelkomZA) December 5, 2018
Micho: "We have a group of 27 players registered for the first and second round of the CAF Champions League. We are having the Telkom Knockout final and our last match of the first round of the league against Free State Stars away." — Orlando Pirates Fans | The Sea Robbers (@TheSeaRobbers) December 4, 2018