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Lekgwathi targets another derby win

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Orlando Pirates' Lekgwathi Lucky (R) and Kaizer Chiefs' Siphiwe Tshabalala (L) fight for the ball during their football match as part of the FIFA 2010 football World Cup Draw in Durban, South Africa, 24 November 2007
Orlando Pirates' Lekgwathi Lucky (R) and Kaizer Chiefs' Siphiwe Tshabalala (L) fight for the ball during their football match as part of the FIFA 2010 football World Cup Draw in Durban, South Africa, 24 November 2007

Orlando Pirates captain, Lucky Lekgwathi, says his side will go to Saturday’s derby match against Kaizer Chiefs with a winning mentality after another win over their rivals Moroka Swallows on Wednesday night boosted their confidence going to the crucial encounter this weekend.

The Buccaneers beat struggling rivals Moroka Swallows 1-0 on Wednesday night away from home before they welcome runaway rivals Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday afternoon is what promises to be a mouth-watering clash between two South Africa giants.

The win against the Dube Birds put the Bucs fourth on the log with 33 points from 18 matches, and 10 points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs who have played two more games than their rivals.

“It's not over until it's over. We said we will fight until the last second of the season. We had the result against Swallows and Chiefs lost their match against Platinum Stars and for us the job is to go on Saturday and make sure we win the game,” said Orlando Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi.

“Coach VV told us that most of the guys were lacking in confidence after losing to so-called smaller teams. He said we must just forget about the past and look to the future and another thing he said is that it's not over until it's over. It was good after coming from a loss against University of Pretoria.

"Whenever a new coach arrives everyone is fighting to impress him. So everyone is working very hard to be in the team and we told everyone that whoever is working very hard deserves to be in the team.

Orlando Pirates gave their new Serbian coach Vladimir Vermezovic a good start in his first match in charge as he prepares to face his former side Kaizer Chiefs, so is new Orlando Pirates striker Lehlohonolo Majoro who arrived in Park Town this month from Kaizer Chiefs as a free agent.

The match kicks-off at 15:30 at the sold out FNB Stadium on Saturday.