The Buccaneers have ruled themselves out of the race for the league but they can play a key role in deciding the title’s destiny.
To spice up the game, it will see Pirates former caretaker coach returns with Sundowns, The Brazilians welcome Mokwena’s former club, Pirates, to Dobsonville Stadium with their sight firmly on retaining the PSL crown.
Rhulani Mokwena will be on the Mamelodi Sundowns bench for the first time on Tuesday since leaving Orlando Pirates via Chippa United.
The 35-year-old returned to Chloorkop three years after leaving them for ‘greener pastures’ and he couldn’t have returned at a better time.
The PSL title race takes the centre stage this week with second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns hosting Orlando Pirates at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday.
All eyes will be on the Brazilians who are just four points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a game in hand.
Pirates still have a lot to play for even if their chances of winning the league are very slim.
Almost all the matches between Pirates and Sundowns are open, and that excitement coupled with the pressure on Mosimane’s players could swing the pendulum in Zinnbauer’s favour.
The German has already gotten the better of Mosimane in the first round and with nothing to lose but the three points, their chances to win the match will increase every time they create goalscoring opportunities on the night.
But of course, helping Chiefs win the league is the last thing on Zinnbauer’s mind right now – his mandate is to lay a solid foundation for next season after arriving at the club late last year.
And any positive result will be something to celebrate for Ernst Middendorp and his men.