Black Leopards ready to face Orlando Pirates in the Absa premiership

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In the only Absa premiership encounter to be played on Tuesday night, Black Leopards will lock-horns with Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates at the new Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane.

Leopards are unbeaten in three league games played so far.

Leopards coach Joel Masutha says Pirates’ recent poor form will not count when the two clubs meet.

“In the pitch it’s going to be 11 against 11. I mean their recent form is not going to count, I believe they want to redeem themselves also after not doing well in the three games.

When you are concerned, obviously you need to be concerned at the same time; that is nothing to worry about. I believe we are strong enough to be able to keep the back door shut”.

However, Orlando Pirates will need to regain their winning form.

Club’s spokesperson Thandi Merafe says the game poses a challenge because they want to start winning games.

“This match against Leopards poses a good challenge for us because we want to use this match to regain our winning form and hopefully kick start our season. For us, with four games we can’t now panic and start questioning ourselves; we just have faith in our ability as a team”.