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Soweto Derby won't overwhelm me, insists Orlando Pirates coach Jonevret

17:55 SAST 2017/03/03
Pirates, Kjell Jonevret
The new Bucs coach insists that his charges will not play for a draw in the highly anticipated Soweto Derby on Saturday

Orlando Pirates head coach Kjell Jonevret is looking forward to his first Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs in a PSL encounter at the FNB Stadium.

Jonevret, who recently signed a three-year deal with Pirates, made it clear that his aim is to guide the Buccaneers to victory over Amakhosi.

"We want to win the game. It should be a Saturday we remember for a long time. It's my first derby, so I don't have any draws yet," Jonevret told the media.

"It's a chance to make it something positive maybe. It's important that I do my [own] thing. I am looking forward to it," he continued.

"It should be fantastic. I have played a lot of derbies before, so those games are special.

Jonevret, who has coached Swedish giants Djurgardens IF in the Stockholm Derby against AIK, knows what to expect from such a big game.

“Even though I haven’t played in a Soweto derby, I have played in a lot of derbies before. I am from Stockholm and we have three big teams there," he stressed.

“It’s pretty much the same, although our arenas seat maximum 50,000. Those games are pretty special.

"And the winner there walks around happy for weeks while the loser runs to mama,” he concluded.

A victory for Bucs could see them move back into the top eight on the league standings.