Erwin Isaacs out to rectify Ajax Cape Town's record against Orlando Pirates
Posted: 12 September 2017 Time: 15:30
Ajax Cape Town utility player Erwin Isaacs says they’re out to improve their woeful record against Orlando Pirates.
Ajax tonight visit the Buccaneers in a Premiership tie at Orlando Stadium (19h30).
Pirates have dominated past meetings with 15 wins from 28 matches, with Ajax's fifth and last victory coming in a Nedbank Cup clash in 2015.
The Urban Warriors' previous league win against the Sea Robbers was a 3-0 triumph during the 2010/11 campaign.
Stanley Menzo’s side are still searching for their first victory of the season following a 1-1 draw against Golden Arrows and 2-0 loss at Maritzburg United.
However, Isaacs believes the time is ripe to spring an upset over the Soweto giants, who are now under the tutelage of former Uganda boss Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic following the departure of Kjell Jonevret in August.
“I think this is the perfect time to play Pirates as they’re not firing on all cylinders yet,” Isaacs tells KickOff.com. “I think they also not settled with their new coach and this is possibly where we can expose them.
“It will however not be a stroll in in the park but we’ve prepared well and understand that we have to start collecting maximum points, you know. So, I’m confident we can put up a good showing and the idea is to walk off the field victorious and break the stranglehold they have on us.”
Isaacs is hoping he gets to tussle with former teammate Riyaad Norodien .
“I hope Norodien will play as I’m looking forward to do battle with him. I know he has lots of pace and skill but I’m prepared for that.
“This is why you want to play in the PSL to face the best strikers and players. I urge my teammates to go out there and to improve our record against Pirates,” concludes the former Santos and Bidvest Wits attacker.
Meanwhile, Menzo has emphasised the importance of perfecting things on the training field. The one-time Holland goalkeeper is also aware that his side needs to be more consistent in their away fixtures.
“We’ve tried to perfect our strategies and to make it a habit of getting things right in training but it’s not the same as a game situation. That is why we have to repeatedly do the drills to perfect it. It’s not as simple as it sounds but we need to keep on working on it.”