Luvuyo Memela is confident that Orlando Pirates are ready to face Cape Town City FC in the round-of-16 of the Nedbank Cup on Wednesday.
Memela has enjoyed a strong start to 2018 after producing two match-winning performances against Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns. He will be aiming for more of the same as he prepares to travel back to his home city of Cape Town to take on Benni McCarthy’s side.
Speaking to the Orlando Pirates website, Memela spoke of the work done behind the scenes in preparing for this crucial cup clash.
‘It’s not going to be easy playing against Cape Town City away, they are a good side playing good football and with a very clever coach in Benni McCarthy. They play attacking football and we expect them to come hard at us from start to finish.’
‘That being said, we also have a very good technical team in coach Micho [Milutin Sredojevic] and coach Rhulani [Mokwena]. We’ve had the whole week to study them carefully and come up with a plan of how to deal with City on the day. For us, the preparations are two-fold. Firstly, we have studied the opponent and tried to identify weaknesses that we can exploit during the match, and secondly, we have worked on our own game and performance to make sure that regardless of what comes our way on match day, we are capable of dealing with it.’
Orlando Pirates will be looking to continue their search for silverware as they take on McCarthy’s side in Cape Town on Wednesday at 19:30.
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