Pitso: Tonight will be a beautiful game

Premiership

Pitso Mosimane is expecting a showcase of quality football when Mamelodi Sundowns face Josef Zinnbauer's Orlando Pirates for the first time.

After qualifying for the CAF Champions League quarterfinals over the weekend, the defending league champions switch their focus to domestic matters at Orlando Stadium tonight (19h30).

The Brazilians have set their sights on closing the gap on top of the log, where they trail Kaizer Chiefs by nine points with a game in hand.

Mosimane believes the game against Pirates will offer a beautiful spectacle for fans in Soweto.

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"They are doing well. New coach, the team is scoring goals, which is very good, but it's the same players we know. We have a good team also," said Mosimane.

"It's going to be a nice and beautiful game. Let the stadium be full. I hope we don't miss a lot because we can create the chances to score. That's more important.

"I think the defence must be doing well and I think the German coach can say the same thing."

Pirates are yet to lose a match since arrival of Zinnbauer and have collected seven points under his name since he took over the coaching reins from Rhulani Mokwena, who has been on leave.

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"But it's three points, whether you play Wits, AmaZulu or Polokwane, it's the same. It's three points," Mosimane added.

"It's just bragging rights. It's a big game you want to win to confidence to these people [my players]. You can see how happy they are when they win."

A win for the sixth-placed Sea Robbers would move them level on points with fourth-placed Bidvest Wits, five points behind Sundowns.

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