Defender Daniel Cardoso believes Orlando Pirate will be aiming to inflict some revenge over a 2-0 league defeat to Sekhukhune United when the two teams meet in the final of the Nedbank Cup.
Babina Noko are putting in their final preparations for a mammoth cup final against the Buccaneers to be played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday.
Although Sekhukhune go into the fixture widely regarded as underdogs against a Pirates side that has won the competition eight times, they boast an impressive record against the opponents, having beaten the Sowetan outfit 2-0 in October before holding the Sea Robbers to 1-1 draw in the second round at Orlando Stadium.
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Captain Cardoso believes these results will only further motivate their opponents heading into the cup final.
"[Orlando] Pirates are a very good team, no doubt about it, just on the weekend they beat AmaZulu 4-0. But also, at the beginning of the season, we beat them 2-0.
"So I think they do want a bit of revenge. Held them 1-1 at their home ground," Cardoso told journalists on Wednesday.
"So yes, it's going to be a very tough game because also, we have a full team-no suspensions, everyone is at full-health. It's going to be interesting."
For Sekhukhune, clinching the trophy would mark milestone as a first in their history and Babina Noko have reason to be confident as they go into the final without a defeat in their last four matches across all competitions.
Meanwhile Pirates go to their second cup final of the season without a defeat since February.
Kick-off is at 18:00.
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