Pirates are fourth on the table, six points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, and will hope to make up some ground away at University of Pretoria on Sunday.
AmaTuks are no pushovers, however – in their rookie season in the Premiership the Steve Barker-led side are yet to lose a match.
"We have one objective for this weekend and that is to collect three points," Josephs tells Pirates' official website.
"It is quite premature to assume that all is lost with just six matches played. Granted, we haven't made the best of starts but to suggest that we are out of the title race is a misguided assumption.
"We have to collect maximum points against Tuks and this is how it is. We have experienced players who have been in this game for a very long time they know what is required of them over the weekend," Josephs asserts.