The Buccaneers have been through an horror few weeks, which started with a CAF Champions League defeat, followed by Milutin Sredojevic resigning as coach and then the club losing in the MTN8 as well as being dumped out of the top continental competition.
The Bucs’ only win of the PSL season came in their opening game of the campaign when they beat Bloemfontein Celtic 3-1 at home.
They have since lost to Green Eagles and drawn with them, were beaten by Highlands Park in the MTN8, lost 3-0 to SuperSport United in the league and also shared the spoils with AmaZulu in the Premiership.
However, Komphela says he sees a lot of fire burning in the eyes of the interim Pirates coach Mokwena and has predicted a passionate encounter at the Orlando Stadium.
While Pirates have been having their issues, Arrows have slowly been making progress of their own this season.
They are one of only four teams to have won two out of their opening three games. Abafana Bes’thende beat Maritzburg United and Chippa United at home, but were worryingly crushed 5-0 by Celtic in their only away game.
Komphela downplayed that form on the road, instead focussing on the positives of their home form and turning their Clermont base into a fortress. – Report by Thahir Asmal