By SYDNEY MORWENG
Orlando Pirates still reeling from the shock of being thrashed by Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout will try and salvage their pride at the expense of Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday at Orlando Stadium in the Absa League clash.
Pirates, who were against the wall and out of sort against Chiefs, will have to forget- very quickly- what went wrong as they face the marauding Celtic’s.
Poor substitution, ill-timed decisions and concentration lapse was Pirates’ down fall.
However, if coach Rudi Krol -whose running on a thin ice- and his technical team have re-worked and instilled discipline in the team at training these past days, and the players’ came to the party Sewelele could be in for a hiding.
The two teams will be meeting for the fourth time this season, with Bloemfontein Celtics leading Orlando Pirates by one point on the log, the two teams are set to give their -supporters an exciting league match.
Perhaps its time the ‘unsavory’ Moeneeb Josephs take a break for he cost the team as a result of poor judgment of the ball last week. Do I hear someone calling Teko Modise, I guess its time the boy is given time after a lengthy break. He deserves another chance, folks!
Captain fantastic Lucky Lekgwathi should lead by example and carry the hopes and aspirations of Bucs’ fans on his shoulders. Stability is needed at the back.
Celtic’s coach the affable Clinton Larsen, who bagged the PSL Coach of the Season this past days, will have to prove once again his detractors that he’s capable of plotting Pirates’ down fall by entrusting his soul on the soldiers Moses Spandeel and S’phelele Mthembu to bag maximum points.
Orlando Stadium has to date hosted capacity crowds comprising 591,100 spectators, and Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) the company responsible for the management of the Orlando Stadium is aiming to attract a further 8,900 spectators therefore bringing the stadium’s attendance number to 600,000 before the end of 2010.
“For us, this will be another significant milestone in bringing the people back to the stadiums, post the FIFA World Cup. Our aim is to entertain the audience with exciting fixtures and attractions,” says Jacques Grobbelaar, Chief Executive of SMSA.
Boasting 120 suites, The Orlando Stadium is an ideal option for fans who want to experience a new way of watching sport games.
Hospitality packages for this game and future soccer games will be available at Computicket and at Stadium Management