Phunya Sele Sele travel to Orlando Stadium for a date with Pirates in the MTN8 Cup clash. Kick-off is at 20h00.
"We are ready for Pirates and you should also bear in my mind that it is every team's wish to win the first match of the season, and so we will go all out and win this one," Tignyemb tells the Bloemfontein Celtic website.
"We are determined to upset them in front of their own supporters. We must play as a team to defeat Pirates. They are not the kind of a team that you can break down with individual players," adds the goalkeeper.
Tignyemb – who has fully recovered from the head injury that he sustained in February – appeals to Celtic supporters come to the stadium in their numbers to see new faces.
"We have new players that are likely to play, but I wouldn't like to mention their names before the match. It is very important for Siwelele to come in their numbers and spur them on," he says.
"I'm looking forward to playing again after that injury I sustained last season. If the coach gives me a run against Pirates I'll try to keep a clean sheet," he adds.