Hlatshwayo – Bucs’ Promise To Fans Ahead Of Derby

November 5, 2021

Ahead of the Soweto Derby, Orlando Pirates stand-in captain Thulani Hlatshwayo says they are aiming to build on from their previous win to overcome Kaizer Chiefs.

The Sea Robbers had to come from behind to secure an important three points against Sekhukhune United at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday.

‘Tyson’ believes that the performance they had will surely count in the upcoming match, and says everyone is ready at the club.

“Obviously as a team coming back from the win we had against Sekhukhune, we obviously want to build the momentum as we have been struggling with internal injuries,” Hlatshwayo said in a press conference.

“The team we haven’t been having a consistent line-up, so we’re hoping to build from the performance we had in our last game.”

Hlatshwayo also addressed the topic of another Soweto derby being played behind closed doors.

“We sometimes joke about that ever since I have joined Orlando Pirates I haven’t played the ‘real Soweto Derby’ with the fans, each and every player dreams of being in that stage.

“And like I have mentioned earlier that it’s a big game and internal in the team we have been working hard to be prepared for this game, as in today we just came back from training so we’re looking forward to the Saturday’s game.

“Our promise to the fans is obviously we appreciate their support and each and every player will put their hand up there to make sure that they support the guys.

“Playing away from home and coming from the win that we had we’re hoping to build the momentum going to Saturdays game.”

The Buccaneers visit the arch rivals at FNB Stadium tomorrow at 15:30.

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