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Ndlanya: Chiefs, Sundowns May Have Advantage Over Pirates

Pollen Ndlanya: Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns May Have Advantage Over Orlando Pirates

By Ryan Gordon - Jul 16, 2018 11:01 AM
Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Pollen Ndlanya believes Amakhosi and Mamelodi Sundowns may have an early advantage over Orlando Pirates this season, given the Carling Black Label Cup's cancellation and the emergence of the Shell Helix Ultra Cup.
 
 
The Black Label Cup has become a staple in South African football as Chiefs and Pirates usually lock horns in a pre-season Soweto derby, although this year's World Cup finals in Russia have seen the game scrapped for 2018.
 
However, a new initiative will see Chiefs take on reigning league champions Sundowns later this month in a new curtain-raiser ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, and Ndlanya feels these kinds of pre-season games can give teams and coaches a big advantage heading into the season.
 
 
"I think it's good for both teams (Chiefs and Sundowns), because of where they're taking their players going forward, especially the new signings," Ndlanya told the Siya crew. 
 
"It's good for the coaches and it's good for the teams to play that kind of pre-season game. 
 
"It's not like a friendly game - it's nothing like a friendly game when big teams meet. 
 
"The Kaizer Chiefs supporters will also want to see them beat Sundowns, and when you play big teams, it gives a boost to the players, who get more confidence, and the coaches, they get the chance to see 'ok, we can do better here and there'."
 
Who do you think will walk away with title honours in the inaugural Shell Helix Ultra Cup this coming weekend?  
 

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leratosetlhogo Joined: 22 Oct 2013
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leratosetlhogo Jul 17, 2018 10:01 PM
o tauwe......drunken master.
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maledu1 Jul 17, 2018 12:11 PM
This Ndlanya guy is always giving drunk comments, Pirates is playing the likes of Mzembe in Zambia and he is busy telling us about a club thats going to rely on Billat fela
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Theemba M Jul 16, 2018 06:16 PM
Our pre season games are against African best teams,Ndlanya doesn't kno what he's saying,Jerry can say something better than cow Ndlanya
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Monty4Pirates Jul 16, 2018 05:43 PM
Are u ruling out Pirates playing TP Mazembe and other teams for pre season?
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dennis-mhb-khosi Jul 16, 2018 02:40 PM
Nxa
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user448 Jul 16, 2018 01:05 PM
Aaii!Ndlanya has no clue with Pirates,they must ask Jerry
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TBS Jul 16, 2018 12:51 PM
@Deftman05 ,,, Well said, couldn't have said it better myself :o)
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TBS Jul 16, 2018 12:49 PM
What are u talking about man? We played TP Mazembe the other day :o(
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chiefs is useless Jul 16, 2018 12:38 PM
Imagine buying data to see this madness on SL this publication doesn't respect us , how do you allow this nonsense to be consumed by readers ? Mxm
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chaledi Jul 16, 2018 12:30 PM
@Deftman05 Good point. Free agents FC have a tendency of winning this plastic cups and then when the league start they have high hopes only to finish the league without any cup.It has been going on for a long time and I don't see them winning any major cup now.
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Line's Man... Jul 16, 2018 12:30 PM
Family Business Is Loved And Favoured By Clueless People, What Is This Guy Saying?...
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Deftman05 Jul 16, 2018 12:25 PM
Ndlanya is entitled to his own opinion, however the buccaneers are already at it and have quality players in abundance and they are already at the third phase of pre-season, they have been with their coaches at camp for some time and even the new players have acclimatised to the tactics and colleagues. In my opinion, Orlando Pirates is ready to begin the season, where as Chiefs are yet to learn how their coach wants to play. Therefore, in my opinion they are not ready for the battle.
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champMuziq Jul 16, 2018 12:10 PM
Ai this fake Fetumba guy. Chiefs beat sundowns 3-1. Shield Cup MDC. Imagine wt will the 1st team do to your MDC team
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Vhivha Jul 16, 2018 12:09 PM
@Raymondh Why your Mazembe matches not televised? you do not even know how your team played, you were glueing your eyes on SS4 watching Khosi, and this weekend you'll be watching Khosi & Downs the real teams and the best teams in Africa. Whilst Pirates is building, thina sisyaqhuba
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chaledi Jul 16, 2018 12:08 PM
This free agents FC are going to disrupt our preparation for CAF. For the record Pirates are in Zambia playing with Big teams Like Mazembe. Their preparation is far better than this plastic cups.
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champMuziq Jul 16, 2018 12:07 PM
Trompis. My legend great to hear from u. Yase Dtown.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Jul 16, 2018 12:07 PM
Mabedi will field his MDC boys in this one. Its an easy game.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Jul 16, 2018 12:06 PM
@roger-fetumba MDC team are Kekana, Virgin Brookie and CO?
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roger-fetumba Jul 16, 2018 12:03 PM
Sundowns don't count too much on this plastic cup maybe Zebra do...............Pitso must play our MDC team against this animals our regular players must rest for CAF and the League
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 16, 2018 11:57 AM
@Vhivha kikikikiki you still remember that Rattie legend Takesure Chinyama?

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