Pirates have won the last two additions of the cup and will be looking to make it three in a row on Friday night.
Daine Klate believes this past weekend's pre-season match against Kaizer Chiefs helped Bucs a lot in preparing for the real business of the season.
"For us, going into these matches it is more like living up to the commitment and goals we have set for ourselves for the coming season," the winger tells Pirates' official website.
"So far, we have had a good start beating a big team like Kaizer Chiefs and it sets the right mood in the team."
Klate goes on to say that the current team has enough experience winning trophies, and despite their Carling Black Label Cup win are focused on their upcoming matches.
"I think 90 percent of the current squad has experienced winning all trophies with Orlando Pirates, so our celebrations end at the stadium, and from today it is back to working hard and planning for the game against Celtic.
"We have been enjoying a great pre-season and it is all good so far. The focus is now on fighting to retain the MTN8 Cup," Klate concludes.