Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Benni McCarthy © Gallo Images

We’ll give our all in the derby – Benni



Orlando Pirates’ veteran striker Benni McCarthy has promised the Buccaneers fans that the team will go all out to try win the Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

The Capetonian has scored in all two matches he has played against the Amakhosi since his return from overseas - a brace in last season’s second derby and one in the Carling Black Label Cup pre-season friendly.

“We didn’t have the derby in our minds against Chippa, it was like a cup final for us. Now that it’s over; we can concentrate, go back to the drawing board at training and prepare for Chiefs.”

“It’s just three points; nothing special about that game but obviously we know the significance it has for the fans. We have to go out there and give a better performance than we did today (Wednesday).”

McCarthy, who’s been out of action since September, returned against rookies Chippa United in a match that finished goalless.

“It feels so good to be back, I missed being on the field. It was a nice run but unfortunately we didn’t get what we came here for. Overall, it was a good test before the big one,” McCarthy said after the match.

The striker praised the Cape side for their gutsy performance on the night, “Chippa played their game plan well, we did what we were supposed to do but their goalkeeper was just exceptional. Credit to them for a good performance. They gave us a good run for our money.”

The draw left Pirates three points behind Chiefs, which makes it even more important for them to avoid defeat in the derby, as that would create a six-point gap between them and their rivals.

“The derby is the talk of the country. It’s the two biggest teams, first and second on the log. It will be a very good encounter.”

All eyes will be on McCarthy to see if he’s able to continue the good scoring form he has enjoyed against Chiefs, or whether the Glamour Boys’ young centre-backs, Erick Mathoho and Tefu Mashamaite, will be able to contain him.

“Hopefully we will able to give people the spectacle they would have come to witness. We are confident we will come out victorious in this one,” concluded McCarthy.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
United did well against Chelsea
To a lot of people the celebrations that greeted Robin van Persie’s equaliser “represented how low...

Sunday Oliseh
El Clasico gave a glimpse of the future
Real Madrid were deserving winners of the El Clasico at the weekend. A closer look seems to reveal...

John Dykes
United’s Felli-good factor
He was on their books for 10 years as a player, won everything with them and even coached them last...

Emeka Enyadike
Conversations with Senzo
I woke up this morning to the rude shock of the senseless shooting of Senzo Meyiwa and I still...

Carol Radull
Let the chickens hatch K'ogalo
Last year was an exception but I think “it is written” that the Tusker Premier League must go down...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Listen to the fans Rodgers
While in the UK I decided to do what every Liverpool fan would try and do - catch a game.