Sox: We must be strangers to Chiefs


‘Sox’ returned to the fold against Zamalek in the Champions League last Saturday in Orlando, scoring the second and setting up the last as Bucs thrashed the Egyptian giants 4-1.

The Buccaneers face a tough test against Amakhosi this weekend, after losing to their Soweto rivals in the Carling Black Label Cup in pre-season.

Segolela says Pirates should make sure familiarity does not breed contempt in this Soweto Derby.

“In the Champions League we go for the kill from the word go ... we have to play this match [against Chiefs] as if we do not know the opposition, just like we do when we play in the Champions League,” the popular winger tells Pirates’ official website.

“Chiefs is a good team but I just think we have turned the corner after making a great turnaround against SuperSport United in the quarter-finals of the MTN8 and now against Zamalek in the Champions League.”

The 25-year-old, who recently extended his contract with Pirates after protracted negotiations, says the mood in the camp is reminiscent of the days of the Double Treble.

“We trained twice today and the spirit in the group is great – we all want to play and this type of atmosphere is the same atmosphere we had when we won the trebles – we just have to maintain our momentum and make it work for us; the fact that we are away to them first is good for us.”

Injury update: Andile Jali did some light training today will face a late fitness test on Friday.