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Jan Olde Riekerink: CT City confident ahead of Orlando Pirates clash

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Jan Olde Riekerink (Gallo Images)
Jan Olde Riekerink (Gallo Images)

Cape Town City coach Jan Olde Riekerink says his side is feeling confident ahead of facing an in-form Orlando Pirates in the Premiership on Saturday.

The Citizens head into the match on eight points after picking up two wins, two draws and one loss from their opening five league games of the season.

Pirates, meanwhile, are just one point better off, having yet to lose, leaving Riekerink pondering all three points at Danie Craven Stadium.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Dutch tactician said his side were not intimidated by the task of facing the in-form Soweto giants.

"Pirates have good players but we don't underestimate ourselves," Riekerink said. "We play a pretty similar style."

While Pirates beat City at the start of this season in their MTN8 quarter-final clash at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, the Gauteng side have never beaten City away in Cape Town in four previous visits.

City will, however, be on someone unfamiliar territory after the match was moved from Cape Town Stadium to Stellenbosch as a result of scheduling issues.

- TEAMtalk media

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