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Orlando Pirates legend Edward Motale expects the team to beat Kaizer Chiefs in Carling Cup

Posted: 26 July 2017 Time: 08:00

Orlando Pirates legend Edward Motale says he is hoping to see a better showing from the team this season, starting with the Carling Black Label Champions Cup on Saturday.

Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will lock horns at FNB Stadium this weekend, with kickoff set for 15:30.

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The Buccaneers have plenty to make up for in 2017/18, having failed to lift any silverware last season while also finishing outside the top eight for the first time in PSL history - all the while during their 80th anniversary campaign.

“There’s a huge history behind this [Orlando Pirates] jersey. It has won cups and trophies,” Motale tells

"I’m not putting pressure on the boys, but I think this jersey, it’s a motivator to the boys.”

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Motale also said the 2017/18 kit that was unveiled last week Monday could be the needed motivation for the new season as the jersey carries Pirates’ history.

“It will be great if they win the Carling [Cup] with this [new] jersey [this weekend]. Maybe this jersey is a blessing in disguise to turn the corner for Orlando Pirates,” Motale adds.

“We all know that for Orlando Pirates, last season didn’t do well. They didn’t even qualify for the top eight [MTN8]. So, the Carling [Cup] hopefully will be a good start for them [players].

“And hopefully the new signings [Thamsanqa Sangweni, Wayne Sandilands and Christian Obiozor] will do well. We all know what Sandilands can do in goals. We know Sangweni has been fruitful at AmaZulu and Chippa United; and the Nigerian guy [Obiozor], I haven’t seen him so I can’t talk about him much. I’ll only talk after seeing him maybe after a couple of games.”

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