Meyiwa hoping for second chance

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The Under-23 international is looking forward to keeping a clean sheet if given the chance to play against Lidoda Duvha who are struggling with their form of late.

“I am very happy that coach Owen da Gama gave me the chance to play and I need to repay his confidence by performing well if I am given the chance again.

“I’m happy that I didn't concede a goal when we played against Celtic and I want to repeat that performance as I think the time has come for me to prove my ability as a keeper in a big team like Orlando Pirates,” adds Meyiwa.

_quoteBucs communication manager Mickey Modisane has announced that Joseph Makhanya, who was involved in car accident last week Friday, will not be travelling to Limpopo as he has had more stitches put into his forehead.

“We also have Lehlohonolo Seema, Lebohang Mokoena and Tico-Tico Bucuane still injured, but apart from that, the mood and the spirit in the camp is high.

“We dominated Leopards in both home and away games and we are looking forward to maintaining this on Wednesday.”

Leopards’ brand manager Chief Thidiela has warned Pirates that they will find a big mountain to climb on Wednesday.

“They are coming off a 3-0 victory over Celtic and Owen Da Gama has changed the team completely, so obviously it will be tough for us on Wednesday.

“Our mission tomorrow is to collect maximum points so that we can improve our situation in the log. We have no injuries or suspensions and all players are available for selection,” he adds.

Lidoda Duvha striker Mulondo Sikhwivhilu is in a position to share information with his teammates about Orlando Pirates having played for them last season.

Together with Myron Shongwe, he is expected to trouble Bucs defence that will led by Lucky Lekgwathi.

Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi had a storming debut in Pirates’ colours against Celtic and Da Gama is expected to deploy the KwaZulu Natal-born player in a defensive role in the midfield again, thus allowing Teko Modise room to service Excellent Walaza upfront.