Stanley Dimgba and Ibrahim Jabaar of PSL side Stellenbosch FC will host struggling Olisa Ndah and Orlando Pirates in a crunch match day 12 encounter at the Danie Craven stadium on Wednesday.
Jabaar and Dimgba are both enjoying a dream start to the campaign with the Cape Town outfit, having managed five wins and six draws in their opening 11 topflight games this season. Meanwhile, it has been topsy-turvy for Ndah and Pirates, who have won just three games this season and are six points adrift of Wednesday’s opponents.
In the previous Match Day, Dimgba and Jabaar combined for the opening goal in their side’s 2-2 draw with Amazulu, while Pirates played out an uninspiring goalless draw against Golden Arrows – the fourth time they have failed to score in a game this season.
Dimgba, who has started all his side’s 11 league games this season, admits that the visitors have capable defenders like Ndah but hopes they can keep pushing and extend their unbeaten run in the league this season.
‘(Against Pirates) it is a very difficult game because they are a good team with a solid defense that includes Ndah. But we have made up our mind to push above limits this campaign. With a good attitude, good mentality, and the way we have been pushing this season, we will get a positive result in order to maintain our unbeaten run”
While speaking to https://www.aclsports.com/ ahead of the game, Ndah, who is set to make his seventh consecutive league start for the Sea robbers, agrees with the struggling tag, but he is confident that they can get their season back on track with this particular game.
“We going through a tough time now because we have been playing well and the results have not been favorable to us. But I think this is a game we can use to start turning things around. We have to fight for every ball and try to score as early as possible cause it changes the game totally”
Dimgba has scored two goals and provided one assist in 11 league games this season and Ndah believes his compatriot can be stopped.
“Yea, we’re positive we can stop him. I know him to a certain extent and I know how important he has been for them and we will try to keep him quiet”
The game will get underway by 4:30 pm (Nigerian time).