Amakhosi are in fine form, having won all three their League matches so far to top the League standings, but Lekgwathi says the Buccaneers have prepared well to defend their title.
“We have been working very hard at training for this final, and I can put my head on the block now and declare that we are ready for Chiefs,” he says on his column on Pirates’ official website.
“We know that we are coming up against a good team all around; and I think that has helped a lot as regarding our focus and leaving no stone unturned during our preparations.
“The competition is high at training as everyone wants to play. The fact that they beat us in the Telkom Knockout final last season motivates us even more to make them feel the same pain.”
Lekgwathi has also called on Pirates’ fans to play their part and inspire the team to victory.
“This is one game which requires no motivation to attend. As I have pleaded with each and every one of you last week to buy match tickets on time, I hope you will be the greater part of the 78 000 seats put up for sale at the stadium on Saturday.
“Remember, it’s our trophy at stake and we have a great chance to defend it. As you know you played a major part to take us through thus far, now it’s the time to reap what we sow, but we can only achieve this if we are together.”