Mokwena: Pirates Have A Huge Advantage
Posted: 14 April 2021
Mamelodi Sundowns FC Co-Head Coach Rhulani Mokwena says rivals Orlando Pirates Football Club have a huge advantage over them in their mammoth encounter tomorrow in the capital.
The former Pirates Head Coach, Mokwena, says the Sea Robbers had an extra day to prepare, telling The Beautiful Game;
“The facts are on the pitch; if you look at the two teams at this moment in time, it’s clear to see which team is fresher than the other. I have made a big reference to what is behind; if you look at our last five games only in the space of April, they’ve played five games in thirty days and we’ve played (five) games in twenty (20) days.
“So, of course that already alludes to the fact that Pirates would have played their second match, where we playing our third match, so if there is any sort of advantage, I think Pirates have a huge advantage, a huge, huge advantage.
“Even in relation to the previous fixture; Pirates played on a Sunday, they had immediately what we had what we call an invincible session; recoup, regeneration, massage and everything else to freshen the squad up, and while we were recovering, we were playing,” concluded Rhulani.
The two teams will battle it out for a spot in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals for a spot in the last four, with the winner of this clash already looking the favourite to lift the trophy.
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