The 2020/21 season kicks off officially this coming weekend, in the form of the MTN8 Wafa-Wafa cup competition with Orlando Pirates playing host to Cape Town City.
This quarterfinal clash will be played on Saturday evening at the original home of South African football, the Orlando Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 18h00.
Despite being the second most successful team in this competition, the Buccaneers have struggled in this eight-team format, in recent years with the Club failing to pass the opening round since 2014.
Last season, Pirates lost 1-0 to Highlands Park courtesy of a last-minute strike by new signing Wayde Jooste and the year before that, they lost in the dreaded penalty shootout to SuperSport United.
It’s been seven years since Pirates last lifted the MTN8 cup and the itch to lift the trophy is overdue a scratch. However, in Cape Town City, they face a tough assignment.