The Free State-based side has played three draws in succession since Ernst Middendorp took over and a negative result could dampen the spirits in the Phunya Sele Sele camp and bring with it pressure.
But the 25-year-old Ntanga, who has started six league games so far this season, says although they are aware of Bucs’ good form and recent exploits in the Caf Champions League, they will go out there and compete for a win.
“As a team, we are always prepared and at training you can see the guys are aiming for something. They want to win. We know it’s going to be tough, but we have to go at them from the first whistle. They are Caf Champions League runners-up, so we have respect for them, but when it comes to facing them, we have to take the respect out of the window. We have to show that we are also playing in the PSL and can compete,” said Ntanga.
Ntanga scored a goal in stoppage time to rescue a point for Celtic against Pirates towards the end of last season and will be hoping for the same luck this time around.