Calling the Ghost: 'Make it hostile'


Pirates reached Telkom Knockout final last year but unfortunately  lost to Baroka on penalties in Port Elizabeth. The Buccaneers are hoping  for a better showing  this time around.

Mokwena  has since urged the Ghosts  to fill the Orlando Stadium and create hostile environment  for the Western Cap outfit on Saturday evening.

"Its a plus (to play at home). Esigodini, the Buccaneers  come in big number. You saw against Cape Town City  when we were 2-0 down, they never stopped singing. The Buccaneers  are resilient," said Mokwena.

"I would like to encourage  the Buccaneers  to come in their numbers to fill  Orlando stadium. As a club this is what we need. We need the Buccaneers  to show the players how much they want this Cup.They need to fill the Orlando  stadium  and make hostile  as possible  for the opponents."

Mokwena has revealed  that his team has done home work for their Telkom Knockout  Cup  opponents, Stellenbosch  and ready for the battle at the Orlando  stadium.

"Stellenbosch come off victory. They are unbeaten in last three games."

"We know they have an experienced coach in Steve Barker, they have international keeper, the centre back [Sibusiso] Mthethwa and the captain, strong aerially, very good man markers. They have experience  full-backs in [Marc] Van Heerden and [Nyiko] Mobbi who was with Free State Stars.

"Obviously we have to look after [Waseem] Isaacs, the striker,  powerful, strong and quick. He plays off  the shoulder very well and likes the space behind. You have to manage that."