Orlando Pirates will be seeking to end their ABSA Premiership season in the top eight after a campaign that many of the Buccaneers faithful did not expect. There were high hopes for the Sea Robbers after the team were one of the busiest clubs in the off-season, both on and off the field. However, the seas have been rough for the Pirates ship.
Kaizer Chiefs travel away to face off against Polokwane City in an ABSA Premiership encounter today. Amakhosi drew their previous match against Golden Arrows and will be looking to secure three points; however, Polokwane City are after a spot in the top eight.
After Mamelodi Sundowns' midweek draw with Baroka FC in the ABSA Premiership, Pitso Mosimane's team will now be shifting their focus to the CAF Champions League. Masandawana will begin their title defence on Saturday, when they face off against Ethiopian side Saint George SC at the Lucas Masterpeces Moripe Stadium.
South African football fans have, over the years, shown their love for their respective teams and players. They attend games, buy their beloved teams' merchandise and give their beloved stars nicknames!
At present, Orlando Pirates are ninth on the ABSA Premiership log, and days seem dark for the Buccaneers. With two games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, Pirates are tied with eighth-placed Ajax Cape Town as well as 10th-placed Golden Arrows on 32 points.