Johannesburg - Happy Jele says Orlando Pirates won't look for revenge but vital points when battling it with league title-contending Bidvest Wits in a crucial Premiership encounter at Bidvest Stadium on Thursday night at 19:30.
The resurgent Buccaneers, who kept their top-eight hopes
alive with a 2-1 victory over Chippa United in Saturday's league clash, have
lost twice to The Clever Boys this season.
Gavin Hunt's troops knocked out the Bucs in the MTN 8 quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory earlier this season, while edging the Soweto giants with a same score-line in the league's first round clash in February.
Jele exclusively told Vodacom Soccer: "Yes, they [Wits]
have beaten us two times this season, but I don't see them beating us for the
third time this time around. There is no doubt that they have been a much
competitive team this season, that has given us tough time.
"But we have gradually regained our form under coach
Jonevret (Kjell), and we are prepared to go all out in fighting for vital
points in our five remaining games.
"So, we are not going for a revenge against Wits, but
for vital points that we badly need."
The 30-year-old long-serving Bucs right-back converted
centre-back is also well aware that their five remaining games will not be
"We are left with five crucial games to finish the
season, and to consolidate our top-eight berth we will need to come out with vital
points from these remaining games," added the Mpumalanga-born towering
Just after Thursday's clash against Clever Boys, Bucs will take on another league title-contender in Mamelodi Sundowns in Sunday's highly-awaited encounter at Orlando Stadium.