Orlando Pirates’ Xola ‘Ten-Ten’ Mlambo has spoken about how shocked his was in learning about the team’s upcoming fixtures.
Pirates are preparing to host Stellenbosch FC at the Orlando Stadium in their Telkom Knockout Last 16 match, scheduled for Saturday.
In a repeat fixture, the Buccaneers will travel to the Mother City for their league match, against the same opponents at Cape Town Stadium.
Speaking to the Siya crew, Mlambo said he was shocked at the outcome of the TKO draw, as the team was already aware of the league match against Stellenbosch.
“I was a bit amused because we already have to play Stellenbosch in the league. I was quite shocked to say, ‘Eish…we have to meet up with them twice in two weeks.’ It’s not going to be an easy encounter...having to play the same opponent in different games,” said the midfielder.
Last season, Bucs lost in the final of the TKO against Baroka at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in December.