The famous Orlando Pirates badge. Image: Club website.

Orlando Pirates choose unusual matchday – What we expect

The mighty Orlando Pirates go again this weekend. Here is what we all expect against AmaZulu in the DStv Premiership.


The famous Orlando Pirates badge. Image: Club website.

First, it’s quite an unusual day and time for Orlando Pirates games. The Sea Robbers host Usuthu on Friday night. Here are five things we expect from the event.

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Following a frustrating goalless stalemate against Richards Bay last weekend, which confirmed four games without a goal, Pirates are expected to respond to that.

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro instructs his attackers at training. Image: @OrlandoPirates / Twitter.

A victory for the Soweto giants could propel Bucs from fifth to third spot before Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United play this weekend.

Visitors AmaZulu, who have replaced Brandon Truter with the highly-rated 32-year-old Frenchman Romain Folz, could lift themselves from ninth to sixth place.

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  1. Pirates to score a goal for the first time in four games
  2. Exciting new boy Kermit Erasmus to return from injury
  3. A decent crowd at the Orlando Stadium
  4. Folz’s early impact on the way AmaZulu will play
  5. Abbubaker Mobara, Thembela Sikhakhane and Tercious Malepe’s motivations to haunt Bucs.

Meanwhile, Friday’s night’s game will kick off at 19:30.

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