Mbuyane: Chippa now... Derby later

Orlando Pirates are expected to welcome back Benni McCarthy and Thulasizwe Mbuyane for Wednesdays game

Posted: 3 December 2012 Time: 11:20 am

Orlando Pirates are expected to welcome back both Benni McCarthy and Thulasizwe Mbuyane when they face Chippa United at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday.

McCarthy is back to full fitness after recovering from a hamstring injury while Mbuyane has started full-time training after being sidelined with illness.

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But despite the return of the duo, Bucs will travel to Cape Town without midfielder Andile Jali, who is still struggling with a knee injury he picked up during the Telkom Knockout Cup game against Bloemfontein Celtic few weeks ago.

After their game against the Chill Boys, Piratesl face Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby at Soccer City on Saturday and the outcome could very well determine which of the two teams will be top of the log going into the festive season break.

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Speaking to KickOff.com, Mbuyane confirms that he is available for selection.

"I am okay and have been training with the rest of the team. I'm not sure if I will travel to Cape Town for the game against Chippa as all will depend on the technical team's decision, but on my side I am ready to play at any time," says Mbuyane.

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'Juju' says the game against Chippa would be as important as any for their title aspirations this season.

"Our main focus now is on the game against Chippa and we will only start thinking about the game against Chiefs on Thursday.

"It's always nice to beat Chiefs, but the League is not only made up of one team. There are 14 other teams and to win the League you have to beat them as well.

"That is why it is important to also do well against Chippa before focusing on the next game against Chiefs."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

El Kampion
posted: 11:25 am
Exactly Juju, 1 game at the time is the Motto

The game against Chippa is more important than Chiefs games and believe me,after Chippa game the 1 point gap will be thing of the past.
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 11:27 am
The difference between Pirates and Chiefs:

Pirates Article: Football
Chiefs Article: Fraud
Peeping-Tom
posted: 11:27 am
Though i want chippa to win but i dont see them beating this gorillas....anway good luck to chippa
MAMINZELA
posted: 11:28 am
Thats the Spirit Juju
We are the Champions
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 11:28 am
I am disappointed by KC, I thought they will hold the umbrella longer but by the look of things, they are now ready like well romanced chick to surrender their wet big wallet. This would mean Pirates winning the league by late March 2012.

We expected a race that will take us to the last 5 games of the season but with Downs out, SSU having contipation & KC loosing its parafin fart that has made them stay at the top. Pirates will rocket up to the summit & reclaim the league title (not Gloria) earlier than expected.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:29 am
A player who is a liability at this club....How many goals has he scored at Pirates?...A striker with less than 20 goals in over 4 years......
Sthera da Bucs master
posted: 11:29 am
No doubt my man, a win in CPT is a must as it will go a long way to ensuring that we stay abreast of the rest... Welcome back mf2.... We will need ya on Saturday
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 11:29 am
Chief is a tuf opponent i must admit though they wont admit that pirates is a tufest opponent which makes them bobby's fools n dogs. Shame to sister khune with those rockets from the start till 90+7 mins
Mr T Wa Champ
posted: 11:30 am
Mr Fakude Andile Jali twisted his knee not ankle

Anyway Juju well said one game at a time, Chippa first and then Tortoise FC
MAMINZELA
posted: 11:30 am
Chiefs always lose the game before the Derby
We win ours because for us Chiefs is just another small fish in the sea
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 11:32 am
What derby? We are already in Christmas spirit thina...after tomorrow and Saturdays practice sessions, we'll dish out Christmas presents.

Mbuyane must just retire and come back when they play Sundowns. The man need to focus on rebuilding his dental formula....at this moment a shark has a much cuter smile than his.
Mr T Wa Champ
posted: 11:32 am
@Phefeni Boy Kaizer Jnr is also liability
He has 5 goals in 5 years

At least Juju plays and scores some crucial goals for us Bucs
MAMINZELA
posted: 11:33 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 11:27 am | Report The difference between Pirates and Chiefs:

Pirates Article: Football
Chiefs Article: Fraud

BEHIND CHIEFS FRAUDULENT HISTORY THERE IS A REFEREE . . . . . . . . . . AND BHAMJEE
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 11:33 am
El Kampion

posted: 11:25 am | Report

Exactly Juju, 1 game at the time is the Motto

The game against Chippa is more important than Chiefs games and believe me,after Chippa game the 1 point gap will be thing of the past.

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Thats what my Black and White blood instincs tell me champ. After the Chippa game we will be leading the log by 2 points.
El Kampion
posted: 11:33 am
The Phefeni Boyposted: 11:29 am | Report
A player who is a liability at this club....How many goals has he scored at Pirates?...A striker with less than 20 goals in over 4 years......
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Look in your house before being tjatjarag

Tell us how many goals has Kaizer Jr scored in more than 5 years at Chiefs?
OPFC Once and Always
posted: 11:34 am
The Boss is Back. Shapa Benni Shapa1
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:36 am
Oupa Manyisa and Thandani Ntshumayelo are going to be bullied by Yeye and Katsande from the first whistle till the last......The Judgement Day approaches.....KUZONYIWA.....

I have my ticket do you have yours?..Itikiti esandleni madoda...
El Kampion
posted: 11:36 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 11:33 am | Report
El Kampion

posted: 11:25 am | Report

Exactly Juju, 1 game at the time is the Motto

The game against Chippa is more important than Chiefs games and believe me,after Chippa game the 1 point gap will be thing of the past.

**********
Thats what my Black and White blood instincs tell me champ. After the Chippa game we will be leading the log by 2 points.
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Please remind me about the size of that gap Champ.

You said is equal to what?
Maketula
posted: 11:37 am
Awu yeye bhakaniya ayeye....
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:38 am
El Kampionposted: 11:33 am | Report
The Phefeni Boyposted: 11:29 am | Report
A player who is a liability at this club....How many goals has he scored at Pirates?...A striker with less than 20 goals in over 4 years......
==============================
Look in your house before being tjatjarag

Tell us how many goals has Kaizer Jr scored in more than 5 years at Chiefs?
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Kaizer Jnr has more goals than Mbuyane...he has been very unlucky with injuries.....That Mbuyane is match to a fully fit Kaizer Jnr.
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