Orlando Pirates’ young goalkeeper, Tsebo Tsotetsi, says the team is targeting Kaizer Chiefs’ scalp in their aim to win the inaugural competition they are involved in.
The young Buccaneers are having a game lined up for this weekend, against rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the inaugural Multichoice Diski Shield.
Bucs’ chances of advancing to the knockout stages of the competition depend on the team beating Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.
So far in the competition, Pirates lost 1-0 against Bidvest Wits in their opening game and won 6-1 against Platinum Stars in their second game.
“Preparations have been going well and the coach has installed a sense of belief and confidence in us. Everyone is committed and we have an appetite to win the tournament. Winning the Multichoice Diski Shield is extremely important to us as players because we would love to show our appreciation to management and the coaching staff for all their hard work since the formation of the reserve league and now the tournament,” Tsotetsi told Pirates’ official website.
The Soweto Derby match will be played at the Vosloorus Stadium from 12h00 on Sunday.
“We have to win on Sunday, it’s as simple as that. Victory will not only be our first win over Chiefs but it is a step closer to reaching our goal of being crowned champions of the inaugural Multichoice Diski Shield,” said the 21-year-old.
More information on the Multichoice Diski Shield and how it works:
The MultiChoice Diski Shield is a new competition launched in March, which is an expansion of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge ((PSL Reserve League). The competition started on 07 April 2018 and is set to run until 05 May 2018 with a total of 24 fixtures. The competition groups the 16 clubs into four regional pools: Central, Coastal West, Coastal East and Northern pool. Each pool consists of four clubs which are all competing for the top position.
Central: Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Platinum Stars and Bidvest Wits.
Coastal East: AmaZulu, Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and Chippa United.
Coastal West: Cape Town City, Ajax Cape Town, Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars
Northern: Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United, Polokwane City and Baroka FC.
How the competition works:
In the first round of the tournament, teams will play each other once, with the side that manages to accumulate the highest number of points progressing to the semi-finals.
The winners of the MultiChoice Diski Shield will receive a trophy and R150 000 towards a football development initiative for a local community of their choice.