Pirates out to close the gap

2011-09-27 14:38

Title holders Orlando Pirates will look to close the gap on the Absa Premiership front runners when they go in search of their first win in three games tomorrow.

Pirates, lying mid-table after six rounds of matches, face Free State Stars in Phuthaditjhaba.

New Buccaneers coach Julio Leal is eager to get back to winning ways ahead of a two-week break which will cater for Bafana Bafana’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.

“I remember last season very well. Pirates won a lot of away games,” Leal told the Kickoff website today.

“I think it is time we recover this capacity of winning away.

“Free State Stars are a fighting team that are always difficult to beat at home, but we are going there with our quality and positive minds to score more goals than them and win the game.”

Leal was confident his side, who won three titles last season under former coach Ruud Krol, would get the better of their hosts.

“I believe in my group. I believe in the work we are doing and I believe we will do a good job and get results there.”

Elsewhere tomorrow, former three-time champions SuperSport United, who led the standings ahead of the midweek fixtures, square up against Moroka Swallows in Dobsonville.

Kaizer Chiefs host Golden Arrows in Polokwane, Santos face Black Leopards in Cape Town, and Maritzburg United are at home to Platinum Stars in Pietermaritzburg.

Log bottom Jomo Cosmos will hope to pick up their first win of the season against Wits in Daveyton.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.