Orlando Pirates Midfielder Tlou Segolela Ready For Soweto Derby Against Kaizer Chiefs

Bucs winger Tlou Segolela says he is ready to raise his hand and be counted among the heroes in Soweto Derby history.
Even though he has been used mostly as a substitute this season, ‘Sox’ says he is looking for to playing against Amakhosi today.

One will recall that during the MTN8 semi-final, he was pulled down inside 18-yard area by Valery Nahayo but unfortunately Rooi Mahamutsa missed the ensuing penalty.

Like every Bucs player, Segolela says he would like to be part of the occasion and if given the chance to play is ready to please the Ghost with a fine performance.

"We have ourselves to blame for the loss we suffered against Chiefs in our last meeting, but it is going to be a different game this time. We have worked hard to rectify our past mistakes.

"Like any player, I always aim to be on the pitch, whether I start the game or come as substitute and I don’t mind which it is, as long as I make contribution to the team then I am happy," he said, according to Kickoff.com.

Bucs coach Ruud Krol has shown faith in Dikgang Mabalane on the right flank since the start of the season and has only used Segolela as a second-half substitute.

"Dikgang has been in football for a long time and while I compete with him for the same position, I still have a lot to learn from him."

The Polokwane-born midfielder is also hoping the luck that brought them the MTN8 trophy earlier this season will be there for them against Chiefs at Soccer City on Saturday.

"If you look at the way Pirates play every season you will agree that luck has always deserted us. I hope winning the MTN8 trophy means that luck will stay with Pirates this season."

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