Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena admits rivals Kaizer Chiefs are the stronger team ahead of their Telkom Knockout quarterfinal clash at Moses Mabhida Stadium this afternoon.
Pirates breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday night after registering their first win in over a month with a 1-0 victory over Highlands Park.
Chiefs, on the other hand, have been a dominant force and have won 5 of their last 5 matches in all competitions. Although stats and previous forms are out on hold during the Soweto derbies, Mokwena says they know what they have to face and are prepared.
“We prepare as we normally do for any opposition but obviously Kaizer Chiefs are stronger and we accept that, we know that, and we are humbled in our approach to this match. They are stronger and they must show in this match that they are stronger,” said Mokwena.
“They are not conceding a lot of goals they have only conceded 6 this season but they are a free-scoring team with 15 goals,” he said.
This will be Mokwena’s first official derby as coach of Pirates since the departure of Milutin Sredojevic in August.
He has bene charge of 10 matches winning three, with four draws and three defeats in all competitions.
By Ofhani Munyai