Pirates tipped for dominant win

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The Buccaneers host former player Daine Klate's Chilli Boys side in a DStv Premiership encounter at Orlando Stadium.

"It's very difficult to predict scores at the beginning of the season because you can't really tell what is going to happen," Zwane tells KickOff.

"The likes of TS Galaxy are pulling off surprise wins over teams like Mamelodi Sundowns.

"But when it comes to good signings, I think Pirates hold the upper hand over Chippa.

"So I think they are going to give Chippa a problem, but also historically I think Pirates have done well against Chippa.

"So I think Pirates will cruise to an easy win. I think player-for-player Pirates are stronger than Chippa.

"I'm just making this assessment based on the playing personnel.

"I think over the last three years Pirates had the players to compete with Sundowns for honours.

"They just didn't have a technical team that was able to elevate the players to live up to the maximal potential.

"It's just that they didn't have a stable technical team the last three seasons, but they had the playing staff.

"This year they've got an even better team of players, but we don't know yet if the technical team will be able to manage them in the right direction.

"Pirates this season need to compete for the league and qualify for Africa."