Orlando Pirates left-winger Luvuyo Memela says as much as they are in great form heading into their Soweto Derby clash against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday, winning six consecutive games “doesn’t mean anything” as the club’s trophy cabinet has gathered dust in the last five years.
“We are trying so hard to be consistent as much as we can, winning six in a row doesn’t mean anything because we haven’t had trophies in the past in 4,5,6 years, I think the last one was in 2014 if I am not mistaken,” said Memela, referring to their Nedbank Cup success against Bidvest Wits in 2014.
“It is going to be a big game because we know that Chiefs is on top. What’s important is that we continue with our form, we keep fighting for three points.”
The Absa Premiership title is Pirates’ only chance of ending their half a decade trophy drought after they were knocked out in the Nedbank Cup by Bidvest Wits two weeks ago at Orlando Stadium.
Strangely, Memela says they are not going to invest all their energies on the League title.
“No, we are just going to focus on the game in hand…all we need to do is to ensure that we get the three points, when you play for a big team you must always fight that’s what we need to do.
“Everybody is excited, at times the coach [Josef Zinnbauer] would have to stop a season session in order for us to listen to him and take it easy and not use all our energy unnecessarily and try and wait for the Derby,” added the Pirates midfielder.
A win for Pirates will see them cut Chiefs’ lead the top of the log to only three points and Memela says, “anything can happen, we will see on Saturday.
“We still have 8 games to go, we won 6 games coming from the bottom. Chiefs can lose [on Saturday] but still win the League and [Mamelodi] Sundowns as well, [Bidvest] Wits, no one knows, us we just have to focus on the game on Saturday.”
The Soweto Derby will kick off at 15:30, FNB Stadium.
By FARPost Reporter