The Buckeyes are desperate to end their four-match winning streak against beautiful birds in the original Soviet Derby.
The Orlando Pirates are ready to start defending MTN8 when they face Seychelles FC in the quarterfinals at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
Box fans will be excited to see how the team performs in a competitive match after losing the 2021 Carling Black Label Cup to the Kaiser Chiefs almost two weeks ago.
After a 0-0 draw in a high-profile pre-season match against the Chiefs, the Pirates suffered a 4-3 defeat on penalties and will now continue their 2021/22 campaign against the Swallows.
They will face the South Side, which they have failed to beat in their last four matches, including a 1-1 draw.
The beautiful birds will be able to gauge how well they performed in the pre-season preparations when they face the bikinis in the original Soviet Derby clash.
|the game||Orlando Pirates vs. Swallow FC|
|History||Saturday, August 14|
|Time.||18:00 SA time.|
TV channels, live scores and how to watch.
The game will be telecast live on SuperSport TV’s PSL Channel 202.
|Online sorting.||TV channel|
|DStv.com/DStv Now App.||Super Sport TV’s PSL Channel 202.|
Squads and Team News.
Pirates head coach Joseph Zenbauer has revealed that injured strikers Shigofatsu Mabasa and Zakhele Lipasa will not be available this weekend.
Richard Ofury and Thembencocci Lorch are expected to heal their respective minor injuries and face swallowing.
Box will live up to his hopes of conquering the beautiful birds at Lorch, which looked sharp and hungry against the Chiefs earlier this month.
Pirates are the only party in the history of the PSL to retain their next eight titles in 2011, 10 years ago.
Meanwhile, swallow head coach Brendan Trott has confirmed that he will be without Tlakusani Mthethwa, with whom the player has suffered a previous cruciate ligament injury.
The central midfielder is likely to be sidelined for the entire 2021/22 season, while Miope Masunda is also in doubt due to a lack of match fitness.
Pirates Austin Movo and Monapole Saling are expected to face their parents’ club and need beautiful birds to disturb bikinis by encouraging them to win.
The Souls have won the Top 8 trophy three times and the last time they won the title was in 2012 and this was their last show in the competition.
In head-to-head statistics, pirates and swallows have clashed in 17 Cup matches since 1985.
The Bucs have recorded seven straight wins over the beautiful birds (five plus one penalty), while five matches have ended in a draw.
In all, the two Soviet rivals have met in 79 matches in all competitions since 1985.
The Pirates won 30 out of 17 swallows, while no less than 32 games were drawn.