Happy Jele is confident that Orlando Pirates will get the better of their bitter-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the much-anticipated Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Pirates who are third on the Absa Premiership table are on a 6-match winning streak and trail the log leaders Chiefs by six points.
“As a team we have been doing great so far and I think we are going to do well in this game [Soweto Derby],” said the Pirates captain Jele.
“I have played so many games [Soweto Derbies] and I still feel the goosebumps each and every game we play against Chiefs, “said Jele who will be making his 27th appearance in the Soweto Derby, the most by a Pirates player having gone past the previous record set by former club captain Lucky Lekgwathi (22).
“It [Soweto Derby] still brings the spark in South Africa because there are a lot of things that we need to play for, the family, the people who have died when they were watching the games so is a lot of emotions in terms of this game, “added Jele.
“We are looking forward to this game, we are looking for the 3 points, not anything else, the most important thing is we don’t have to play the occasion, is just to play the game, we just have to be smart on the day.
“For us, it is to finish in a good position at the end of the season. This weekend we just need to get the three points,” said the veteran ‘Bucs’ defender.
“We have just got momentum now, for us it is important to finish in a good position, we were not happy about the way we started the season, all we need is to go step by step,” he concluded.
By FARPost Reporter