After a good MTN8 outing over this past weekend, the focus swiftly shifts back to the league for Orlando Pirates, who lock horns with Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium tonight.
Despite their morale boosting 3-0 victory over Amakhosi in the MTN8 first leg semi-final, there’s not much time for the Buccaneers to revel in the cup success as they search for their first victory of the season in the DStv Premiership.
Like their opponents, Celtic have not had the most ideal of starts to their league campaign, as they have a draw and a defeat to show for their efforts in their two matches.
The hosts will, however, be buoyed by a decent showing in the MTN8 cup on Saturday, where they bagged a crucial away goal in their 1-1 draw against SuperSport United going into their home leg.
The last time these two sides met in Bloemfontein the match ended in a 1-all draw, with Gabadinho Mhango’s early opener cancelled out by Siphelele Luthuli in the dying stages. This denied the Buccaneers the league double after an emphatic 3-1 victory at Orlando Stadium.
Overall, it’s the Soweto Giants who enjoy a bit of daylight in terms of matches won between these two sides, with 14 victories in the last 32 league matches, while Phunya Sele Sele have nine wins.