Orlando Pirates Coach Josef Zinnbauer says that while the ‘Original Derby’ against Swallows is a special game, it is also Pirates’ home game and they are targeting all three points on offer.
Swallows beat Cape Town City this week, and they are currently in second place, with goal difference all that separates them from leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Zinnbauer says it will be an important game for his team, as they look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season, having lost to Sundowns last weekend.
Pirates were inactive this week as their CAF Confederation Game against Esperanca Sangrada was called off, but it has allowed the team extra time to prepare for the match.
“Yeh the preparation for the ‘Original Derby’ has been very good”, Zinnbauer told Pirates media.
“We worked very hard in this week about this special game, it’s an important game for us on the weekend.”
“It’s not alone a derby for us, it’s a big game, we play against a team that is at the top of the table, and it’s important for the three points.”
“The game is special for the fans, it’s an important derby, but it’s a home game, and we know a home game is special for us, it’s a fight for three points.”
“Swallows at the moment is one of the top teams in the league. It’s very hard to play against this team in the moment.”