“The most important thing on Sunday afternoon is to win the match,” says Gavin Hunt after his sides’ final preparation for the MTN8 Cup semifinal 2nd leg against archrivals Orlando Pirates. “There is no question, we are starting the match trailing 0-3 against a side that is capable of beating any team in the league. The first aim going into the match is to win the contest.”
Amakhosi welcome their nemesis at FNB Stadium for a Soweto Derby cup match that’s set for a 15:00 kick-off. The home team knows nothing less than 4 goals will earn them a ticket to the final. A 3-0 win will force the tie into a penalty shootout.
“For them it will be a matter of resuming the match from 0-0,” adds Hunt. “We cannot afford to concede a goal. If we concede it will be a tall order to recover. I do not look much at what happened during the midweek games, I plan for the next match. I have heard a lot of talk that they did not play their full strength, but I do not buy into that. They have a squad of good enough players to play at any time.”
The latest in Amakhosi camp is the return of Reeve Frosler. “Yes, Reeve trained well on Friday and will be available for selection,” reveals Hunt. “We must limit talking much and do our talking on the pitch.”
This Soweto Derby clash will be live on both SuperSport PSL channel 202 and SABC 1.