Orlando Prates have been hard at work this morning with their preparations for this weekend’s Soweto Derby, with a friendly game against Maxaquene FC from Mozambique.
Pirates and Maxaquene are playing at the Rand Stadium.
Eric Tinkler and the team know that any failure to achieve good results against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday will not help them in their attempt to climb up the Absa Premiership log.
Following their loss against Jomo Cosmos on the weekend, Pirates are 11th on the log with only four wins in 14 games.
The Buccaneers will look back to the results of their first leg game against Chiefs for motivation, going into Saturday’s encounter against their perennial Soweto rivals.
Bucs defeated Chiefs 3-1 in their first leg game in October with goals from Issa Sarr, Ayanda Gcaba and Thamsanqa Gabuza doing the business for them.
This weekend’s game at FNB Stadium has been scheduled to start at 15h30.