All eyes will be on the Sugar Ray Stadium tonight as Abafana Bes’thende take on Orlando Pirates in the ABSA Premiership. The much anticipated game will kick off at 20h15.
Arrows have been playing attacking football of late and have performed well in both the Premier League as well as the Nedbank Cup. The team seems to have found some confidence and rhythm under the guidance of Steve Komphela, with some fans believing that this is the real playing style of Abafana Bes’thende that is once again surfacing.
Chasing a Top 8 finish again this season, the boys will need to pull together and use this new found confidence against an Orlando Pirates team that is coming off a 4-1 win against Amazulu and who seem determined to administer the same medicine to us.
Although a decent win in their last outing, the Buccaneers have had mixed results lately. They exited the Nedbank Cup early, after losing on penalties to Black Leopards, then drew their derby game against Kaizer Chiefs before losing a mid-week fixture against SuperSport United. Arguably this could have all been influenced by their involvement in the CAF Champions League, but non the less shows that they are not always the powerhouse that they are made out to be, and most definately can be beaten on the day.