Sithebe identifies positives ahead of Pirates clash


Tuesday night’s Absa Premiership clash between Usuthu and Orlando Pirates has the makings of a nail biting affair as both teams had to the match on a 2 match winless streak.

The match will be played at King Zwelithini stadium in Umlazi at 19:30.

All match tickets are R50 at TicketPro outlets while stadium prices are set at R60 for adults and kids.

AmaZulu Newcastle born midfielder Siyethemba Sithembe however believes the result is not the true reflection of their commitment thus far this season.

‘’I’d say that the game against Polokwane City was a good one for us, luck was just not on our side but we have a lot of positives to take to the game against Pirates.’’

‘’The mood at training is good, we are all looking forward to working hard so that we can be at our best against Orlando Pirates ,’’ he said.

The 26 year old who dons the legendary jersey number 10 also elaborates on the kind of game plan that would be required for the team to implement to outsmart their opponents on the day.

‘’I Believe that we stuck to the game plan that the coach had given us in the previous match which we would also have to implement on Tuesday night.”

“We all know that Orlando Pirates are a team that likes to run, they move a lot, we will have to catch them on the counter attack and exploit the spaces between the midfielders,’’ he added.

‘’I’d say that we still have time to catch up and gain points, we have to keep working hard to win the upcoming games because the league is very unpredictable,’’ he concluded.

The sea robbers head to the match amidst their much publicized recent departure of their head coach who resigned on the eve of their MTN8 match against Highlands Park.

The former Mbombela United man however believes the latest developments can only serve to make their opponents a much more less predictable side.

“They will be dangerous, no doubt. We appeal to our supporters to come out in their numbers to add to our advantage and confidence in Umlazi as they’ve always done at home,” said Sithebe.

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