Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic is focusing on the Nedbank Cup to salvage the tattered pride after dull and lackadaisical performance this season.
Pirates reached 3 consecutively cup finals including the lucrative CAF Champions League, but lost all of them. The Pirates coach is confident that his team will beat Mamelodi Sundowns as they are enjoying adequate 7 days of training coupled with recuperating from congested PSL fixtures.
Pirates has done well at Loftus Stadium in the past games and recently thumped Sundowns in a league game at the same stadium through the lonely goal of Khethowakhe Masuku. The coach is confident that the victory is imminent against the Premier Soccer League (PSL) best team.
Speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg on Thursday, Vermezovic said that his team will do normal preparation without any special arrangement prior to their clash against Sundowns. He further said that his boys are well motivated to face the PSL best team of the moment.
The coach said that the lackadaisical performance in the league games will not be an important factor against Sundowns. His players are ready to cause an upset. The coach believes that the 4th final this season will bring luck to the team.
By Owen Mundalamo