Orlando Pirates players eyeing revenge against Bloemfontein Celtic


The Bucs, who advanced to the last-eight following a comfortable 4-1 win over Free State Stars, were drawn against Ea Lla Koto’s provincial rivals Celtic in the next stage of the competition, with Jonevret pleased with the side’s homeground advantage following numerous away fixtures for the 2016 runners-up.

“Last year I think we played five away games, and this is the first home draw for two years, so it should be fun to play at home against Celtic,” he told SuperSportTV.

In the two teams’ last encounter, Siwelele emerged 2-1 victors in the last league match of 2016, with Jonevret admitting that result still lives fresh in the minds of many of his players.

“I can’t say I’ve watched Celtic too much as we still have to play them later [in the league], but I know my players will be up for revenge as we had a really bad result against them before Christmas,” he continued.

“So many of my players will look forward to this clash.”

Bucs are back in league action on Tuesday, as they prepare to host KwaZulu-Natal side Maritzburg United at Orlando Stadium. Kick-off is set for 19h30.