Pirates face Chiefs in MDC blockbuster

2019/20 Multichoice Diski Challenge 

Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs 

Mpumalanga Stadium
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Kick-off is at 13h00 

Orlando Pirates will face off with Kaizer Chiefs in a Multichoice Diski Challenge (MDC) match at the Mpumalanga Stadium on Sunday.

Glen Salmon - Pirates reserve team coach

The Buccaneers are coming off a 2-1 defeat to Stellenbosch FC away in their last league match which was played on February 1.
The defeat ended Pirates' six-match unbeaten run in the league having recorded six consecutive victories before facing Stellies. 
Pirates are currently placed third on the league standings - seven points behind second-placed Bidvest Wits with both teams left with eight games.

Glen Salmon, the Pirates reserve team coach, says the team needs to be consistent as they target the MDC title.

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“We have been frustrated for a long time. It has been a process, me being new to the team the boys getting used to my style of play," Salmon said.

"But now we finally got it in defence, attack and we are scoring goals. At this point, we need to remain consistent that would be key for us.”

Sibusiso Milazi in action for Chiefs

Meanwhile, Chiefs secured a 4-2 victory over Baroka FC away in their last league game which was played on February 8.

The win ended Amakhosi's three-match winless run in the league having recorded two defeats and one draw prior to facing Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele. 
Chiefs are currently placed 10th on the league standings - three points behind sixth-placed Cape Town City.
The last meeting between Pirates and Chiefs was on the 11th of November 2019.
The Buccaneers secured a 1-0 victory over Amakhosi in a match that was played at the Vosloorus Stadium.

Head-to-Head (Last Five Competitive Matches)

Matches - 5
Pirates wins -2
Chiefs wins - 1
Draws - 2

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Published: 02/12/2020