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Hunt: It's important for us to be competitive

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Gavin Hunt (Getty Images)
Gavin Hunt (Getty Images)

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt says past results don't count as his side prepares to face rivals Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby on Sunday.

While Amakhosi have been slowly finding their feet after a difficult start to the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season, Bucs have maintained their impressive form leading up to this eagerly-awaited encounter.

The last time these two sides met, in January, Pirates emerged as 2-1 winners, with Hunt expecting his players to leave it all out on the pitch for this second round encounter.

Amakhosi head into this tie in 11th place with 20 points from 18 games, while Bucs are in fourth with 35 points from 20 games.

Speaking ahead of the match, Hunt told his club's website: "Previous results don't count when you play any games. Last week's results don't matter.

"It's important for us to be competitive. The two days training we have had have been good. I cannot fault the players' attitude. It's very difficult to switch from CAF to local games, but we can't use that excuse."

This is the 100 league meeting between the two sides, with Hunt adding: "A hundred league games is a lot of games. There is a huge history between the two clubs. We need to maintain this history and hopefully we can come out on the other side of this game with a positive result.

"We have to be prepared. We need to make sure we are organised and stick to the game plan. Pirates are way ahead of us on points. The game still has to start, and we will go in there well prepared."

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Fixtures
Tue 20 Apr 21 15:00 PM (SAST)
Chippa United
Baroka
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Tue 20 Apr 21 17:00 PM (SAST)
Bloemfontein Celtic
Swallows
Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium
Tue 20 Apr 21 17:00 PM (SAST)
Tshakhuma FC
Maritzburg United
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Results
Sun 18 Apr 21
Orlando Pirates 2
Maritzburg United 0
Thu 15 Apr 21
Baroka 1
Kaizer Chiefs 1
Wed 14 Apr 21
TS Galaxy 0
Orlando Pirates 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
20
13
46
2. AmaZulu
22
11
40
3. Golden Arrows
22
9
38
4. Orlando Pirates
22
10
38