Johannesburg – Chippa
United winger William Twala has absolutely no qualms about the prospect of
facing his former club Orlando Pirates.
Twala, who knows exactly what to expect from Pirates this
weekend, said the visitors were likely to unleash a vicious assault but added
that he was prepared for everything the Buccaneers had to throw at them.
“Our preparations have been going as normal regardless
of how big the opponent. With due respect to Pirates and their style of play we
have prepared well and we believe that we will pull through to ensure we claim
the three points at stake,” said a confident Twala.
Chippa are still in the top ten of the Absa Premiership
standings this week and have certainly made some meaningful progress during the
past two match days, where they managed a draw against a high-flying Ajax Cape
Town and subsequently brought Moroka Swallows back down to earth with a 2-0 win
The message from Twala is quite clear – whatever Pirates can
do, Chippa can do better when at their best.
“Like I said that we can’t dwell on them. We have been
working hard on our system to ensure we continue getting points,” he
“The morale in the camp is high and we work together as
a unit. I have no doubt that we will reap rewards if we work collectively.
“We will take one game at a time and we don’t care what
other people say because we want to achieve three points and then we will see
how far we will go.
“We will do our best in each game we play to make our
fans happy,” concluded Twala, who has played in all six matches for the
team this season.
In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Pirates have met in just
two previous league matches.
Both of those encounters took place in the 2012/13 season.
The Chilli Boys claimed four points, drawing 0-0 in Cape Town before a 1-0 win
in the return match in Soweto.
Kick-off is set for 15:00 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
on Saturday, September 27.