Pirates out to boost title hopes against Celtic

Orlando Pirates will lock horns with Bloemfontein Celtic in a DStv Premiership match at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday. Kick-off is at 5pm CAT (SA, GMT+2), live on SS PSL, channel 202 and live streaming through DStv and Showmax..
The Buccaneers are enjoying a six-match unbeaten run across all competitions, having thrashed Maritzburg United 3-1 in a Nedbank Cup last 16 game over the weekend.

Bucs find themselves placed fourth on the league standings – a point behind third-placed Swallows FC, who have two games in hand.

Josef Zinnbauer, the Pirates head coach, says they are looking to take their cup form into the league as the race for this season’s DStv Premiership title continues.

“We need goals in the league because we do well in the Caf games and in the Nedbank Cup [in terms of scoring many goals]. It is time we take our cup form to the league,” Zinnbauer said.

“I don’t know what the difference is but as a coach you always want top performance in every game. Maybe it is because the cup games are a once-off thing and there’s pressure to win such games.”

Meanwhile, Celtic are winless in their last two matches, having suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to TS Galaxy in a league encounter last week.

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 11th on the league standings – two points behind eighth-placed Baroka FC as the race for the top eight spots intensifies.

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