Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah admits that the mood ahead of the league clash with Kaizer Chiefs is quite different.
Ndah and the Buccaneers will make a short trip across town to Chiefs for Saturday’s heavyweight clash.
The centre-back, who joined Pirates from Nigeria Professional Football League side Akwa United in August, says it is an important fixture to everyone.
“The feeling is quite different from other games and I know how important the game is to us and the fans especially because this is a big game and a very big derby,” began the 23-year-old to https://www.aclsports.com
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“Unfortunately, the fans won’t be in the stadium, but we have to play this game for the fans and for ourselves. I don’t know how to express myself because I know how important it is. We need points now because we are definitely not in the position which we are supposed to be,” the former Remo Stars defender added.
Despite the obvious general plaudits that he has received, the defender believes there is still more to come from him and he hopes to get better.
“I have a lot of things to work on and it is barely a few games I have had. So, I have to keep improving, keep pushing and keep getting better. I have definitely not arrived yet, I still have a lot to learn.”
With Daniel Akpeyi in goal for Kaizer Chiefs, Pirates have only won once in the past five league meetings and Ndah thinks it is going to be difficult with the 35-year-old in goal on Saturday.
“We know he is currently the number one in Kaizer Chiefs right now and he has been really fantastic for them. I am not saying the game is going to be easy, I know it is a difficult game with him playing also. But I think we are actually prepared for this game and we just hope for the best”
The Soweto derby kicks off at the FNB Stadium at 2:30 pm (Nigerian time).