Pirates target a first post-lockdown win against Baroka


The fact that Orlando Pirates hasn’t lost a game since the return of the Absa Premiership is a positive sign, reckons Bucs skipper – Happy Jele ahead of their clash with regulation-threatened Baroka FC at Ellis Park Stadium on Tuesday

The pirates defender said the spirit is high in camp, tho they played to goalless draws against Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits.

“The mood is good, the guys are well prepared. We had a recovery session yesterday (Monday) as we are preparing for the game.  So far we’ve been doing well, we didn’t lose the games (against Sundowns and Wits).  Now we just focusing on the game and getting three points,” said the Bucs skipper.

Moreover, Baroka are struggling to hop away from the relegation zone. The limpopo based outfit are just a point ahead of bottom of the log side Black Leopards with Bakgaga on 24 points, while Leopards are on 23 after 25 games.

It will be crucial for Baroka to start winning more points in their quest to survive the chop with some tough fixtures up for them.

Their last five games will feature Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, and SuperSport United

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