Pirates on the verge of winning another trophy

Gv of the trophy during the 2023 Nedbank Cup Semi Final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 06 May 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The DStv Premiership season came to an end last week, and this weekend at 6pm at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, two teams—Orlando Pirates and Sekhukhune United—will play for the Nedbank Cup in a game that promises to be exciting.

The victorious team will earn a trophy and R7 million. The matchup this weekend is noteworthy since both teams are motivated following a successful season. The Buccaneers defeated AmaZulu to secure second place and a return to the CAF Champions League. Meanwhile, Sekhukhune, despite a shaky start under Kaitano Tembo, was able to finish seventh regardless of the season. Brandon Truter, who was brought in to replace him, is currently having a great season.

The Pirates players will go all out in the Nedbank Cup encounter since they are on the verge of winning their second cup. While Truter’s team hopes to win the trophy for the first time in history. Miguel Timm, one of the key players of Pirates, says that while his team fared well in the just concluded season, it was just the beginning of better things to come.

Tim, 31, is a solid midfielder who can distribute the ball in dangerous areas of the field. “I am a player that enjoys playing with other players. Even though we were able to qualify for the Champions League, I can’t say that this season was flawless. Lifting the DStv Premiership trophy was one of the issues that we discussed at the start of the season.

“However, because that didn’t happen, we’re using it as a foundation to build on next season,” Timm told reporters earlier this week.

Other players anticipated to help Pirates in the weekend encounter are Thembinkosi Lorch, Monnapule Saleng, and Nkosinathi Sibisi. Pirates are in deep trouble after they failed to beat Sekhukhune in the season that finished last week.

Truter was beaming after scoring four points against Pirates in a previous encounter. Truter will be thrilled to win the trophy for the first time at the senior level after being fired by AmaZulu at the beginning of the season. He will rely on seasoned players like Kamohelo Mokotjo, Edwin Gyimah, and Sibusiso Vilakazi.