Men­tally Pi­rates have the up­per hand

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Wil­liam Shongwe – For­mer Kaizer Chiefs goal­keeper & cur­rent Su­perS­port TV pun­dit

“On pa­per, I can safely say that this game is in favour of f OrO lando Pi­rates, but that is on pa­per. As for Mamelodi Sun­downs, I think that a lot is hap­pen­ing there. The com­bi­na­tions that I thought would be work­ing out for the team and that I was bank­ing on to turn their sea­son around are not com­ing forth. The ques­tion is, how long are they go­ing to take? Is it a ques­tion of whether they are get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter? Or a ques­tion of the t time when they will get things right again? Is this go­ing to be the game where they will turn things around? So that is all on pa­per, but for me, a team like Sun­downs are a dif­fi­cult s sides to pre­dict which way the gameg is go­ing to go be­cause theirthi h cur­rent form doesn’t change the fact that they have qual­ity and can just turn it around in a game of this mag­ni­tude. This could be the turn­ing point. Coach Mi­cho should be very wor­ried be­cause ev­ery now and then when a team is on a win­ning streak or an un­beaten run, there is al­ways that next game that you get too wor­ried about and they are in that very same space right now, and you can’t blame them. Yes, they are win­ning and they are in a good space af­ter reach­ing the semi­fi­nal of the Telkom Knock­out and all is look­ing good on their side, so ba­si­cally it is go­ing a bit too good for them, which could play ei­ther way for them in this game. Men­tally Pi­rates have the up­per hand go­ing into this game. They will be in a bet­ter po­si­tion, but they are play­ing away, which makes it even more of an in­ter­est­ing game. Sun­downs will be look­ing to put on a good show in front of their sup­port­ers and get all three points on of­fer. Go­ing into a game like this you need to have the right men­tal­ity and it doesn’t mean that Pi­rates are go­ing to go there and walk all over Sun­downs. I think that it is go­ing to be one of those that will end up in a draw, but we will have to see what hap­pens when Satur­day af­ter­noon comes.”

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