Orlando Pirates to face Cape Town City on Wednesday

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Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojević is expected to show faith in the squad that beat Kaizer Chiefs in an ABSA Premiership match earlier this month for the Wednesday Nedbank Cup second round match against Cape Town City.

However, his plan may be hampered as some of his key players are suffering from a sudden outbreak of flu in the camp.

Sredojević seems to support the old adage that says “if it’s not broken, why fix it”.

Therefore he’s likely to reward those, such as Thembinkosi Lorch, Justine Shonga and Augustine Mulenga with another start.

Sredojević says:”Technical effectiveness and tactical competitiveness are the main factors that we are looking at. We want to take all the pressure of mass passing through from our players. We want to put them in the game and relaxed in order to express themselves to play good football.”

The win against Chiefs at the FNB Stadium on the second of this month, was psychologically just what the doctor ordered.

Pirates player Lorch says:”The game against Chiefs was a game that we had to win because it’s going to give us the confidence to go to the next game.  It gave us confidence for this coming game against city.”

Wednesday’s match will be one for the connoisseur because Cape Town City’s Benni McCarthy and Sredojević are both master tacticians.

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