With Orlando Pirates going into their league game with Chippa United tonight, five of their players will have to be cautious when it comes to picking up yellow cards, if they are to take part in their cup game in the Eastern Cape.
The Buccaneers are in Port Elizabeth to battle it out with Chippa for the three points at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. While Coach Eric Tinkler has emphasised the importance of having to guide the team to a top-eight finish, some of his players will have to be careful to avoid missing the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.
Goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo, defenders Ayanda Gcaba and Thabo Matlaba, as well as Thamsanqa Gabuza and Thandani Ntshumayelo are all on three yellow cards each.
After the game against Chippa, Bucs will have to shift the focus to preparing for the game against Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup.
The game at Goble Park on Saturday will be of high importance for Tinkler’s side, as it is their only hope for winning a trophy this season, while Ea Lla Koto will also try and go all the way to finish the 2015/16 campaign with silverware under the mentorship of Giovanni Solinas.