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Asavela Mbekile expects confident Orlando Pirates vs Sundowns

Posted: 27 August 2014 Time: 12:39

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Asavela Mbekile says he expect Orlando Pirates to come out firing when they meet at Loftus Versfeld tonight.

With Pirates having not done well in the League in their last three matches, the hard-tackling former Moroka Swallows midfielder believes Vladimir Vermezovic's men will be buoyed by their MTN8 victory over Bidvest Wits at the weekend.

“It's going to be a tough game. Pirates have won at the weekend and I'm sure their confidence is up,” Mbekile tells

“We will just go there and try to win the game. We agree they have not been doing well in the League, but it is only three games and we won once, lost once and drew once.

“But they won at the weekend and maybe they will come out firing on all cylinders and hopefully the game will be good for the supporters.”

The 27-year-old adds that he will need to continue working hard to win a place in the star-studded Downs team and is pleased with the opportunity he was given against his former team in their last match.

“It's been great since day one. The guys have treated me well, I'm enjoying myself in here," Mbekile adds.

“All I do is, I have to work hard here and the rest I will leave to the coach. I have been working hard and I got a chance against Swallows and I think I did well.

“I will continue working hard, hopefully I will be in the starting lineup against Pirates.”

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-08-27 10:47:40

I thought his career was over since joining Sundowns but he says he enjoys himself

posted: 2014-08-27 10:48:54

Ey konje nawe ukuSignDowns??? U were lucky not to be loaned back to Moroka Swallows.

posted: 2014-08-27 10:51:07

The guy played well against Madala Swallows...Hopefully the coach will not leave him out

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-08-27 10:51:52

sandawana187  Like really now. Do you want to tell us that he is safe at ur Signdowns after just one game? How should we believe you because u told us the same thing with Musa Nyatama; Richard Henyekane; Manqoba Ngwenya; Tso Vilakazi; Gert Leintjies; Patrick Ningiza; Sumaila; Kumalo; Mdledle; Masenamela........the list goes on?

posted: 2014-08-27 10:51:55

sandawana187 aowa o sa bolela so

I Swag
posted: 2014-08-27 10:52:00

Pitso should stick in this squard

1. Mweene

2. Mphahlele

3. Mashaba

4. Boosen

5. Schut

6. Kekana

7. Mahachi

8. Modise

9. Mahoota

10. Zungu

11. Billiat

Res:Zwane, Ejike, Pelembe, Mbatha, Mkoana, Niag and Malajita

This Team can Demolish pirates

posted: 2014-08-27 10:52:08

Pitso Must Attack Pirates from the word Go I Smell a Penalty from Mahamutsa.

posted: 2014-08-27 10:52:11

Sundowns are in trouble tonight pirates will snatch three points from them

Dee FanatiK
posted: 2014-08-27 10:52:14

I am impressed with your performance against Swallows, but please stop collecting yellow cards... You not @ Swallows anymore where you were surrounded by average players like bo Mngomeni & Tsutsulupa.

The timing of tackles is very important in your position were you compete with Hlompho Kekana who can score a rocket @ any given chance.

Pro Rhino
posted: 2014-08-27 10:53:30

A Cow is Treatin by other Cows. Love & Peace. 

posted: 2014-08-27 10:53:36

VusiJeremiah are you a prophet 

posted: 2014-08-27 10:53:56

Pro Rhino wa spita son

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-08-27 10:54:04

I Swag  is Billiat back from injury or you just do not follow your team updates instead you spend time worried about whether Amakhosi will play in CAF or not?

Dee FanatiK
posted: 2014-08-27 10:54:31

@I Swag

Billiat and Mashaba are injured Dawana.

posted: 2014-08-27 10:54:45

The Real Lucho sandawana187 ??? gert leinthies .. lmao , mdledle .. you must be drunk 

posted: 2014-08-27 10:55:23

LawrenceDakalo How does it(penalty) smell?

The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-08-27 10:55:26

Holla_Downs The Real Lucho sandawana187  hahahahaaaa.... hola Dawana

posted: 2014-08-27 10:57:06

The Real Lucho Holla_Downs sandawana187 lucho don't drink so early .. 

I Swag
posted: 2014-08-27 10:57:49

The Real Lucho I Swag who said i am SUNDOWNS sbanxa

posted: 2014-08-27 10:58:17

Pirates are desperate for points

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