Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi believes a comeback 2-1 win over Sekhukhune United at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday has given his side confidence ahead of the Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs.
It was only the Sea Robbers’ first league win in five fixtures, following their 3-1 victory over Chippa United back on September 18
Orlando Pirates came from a goal down to beat Sekhukhune United 2-1 in a league match at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening.
After a frustrating evening for Pirates co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids – who watched their side dominate large passages of the game only to be caught with a smash-and-grab effort from the visitors, late goals from Linda Mntambo and Kabelo Dlamini turned things around for the home side ahead of the Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.
“I am happy that we won today,” Ncikazi said in a post-match interview.
“But you know these derbies, in such matches, there is no form, there is no history behind it.
“It depends on what happens on the day of the match.
“But I am happy that we are a bit more confident. We will play with a little bit of confidence and added belief.
“But as I said in these matches, there is no form, there is no history, and it will depend on what happens on the day of the match.
“I am just hoping and praying that Pirates play well and play with confidence and get a result against a formidable side in Kaizer Chiefs,” Ncikazi added.
Orlando Pirates are set to compete in the Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs without captain, Happy Jele due to a long-term injury.
Kaizer Chiefs will Host Orlando Pirates this coming Saturday