The Buccaneers face arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the first competitive Derby this Saturday in the MTN8 semifinal, first leg at Soccer City, and the veteran defender insists fans will have a spectacle on their hands.
“Fans need to stop saying the Derby is boring,” he said at today’s press conference. “We don’t go out there to make the game boring. It’s tough out there.
“When you have two teams full of quality you can’t expect that the game is going to be 10-0. It’s always closer than that. Whenever we play Chiefs we always make sure the fans get their money’s worth. We all try to do our best”
He adds: “It hurts us as players when they say it’s boring because it comes across as if we don’t put our best foot forward.”
Lekgwathi also dismissed suggestions that Chiefs, the League champions, are favourites because of Pirates’ trophyless 2012/13 season.
“This is a new season. We have new players and new ambitions. Talking about last year’s form in the PSL is irrelevant.”