Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
4 May 2017
3:29 pm

Katsande counts on Pirates in league race

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Katsande banks on Soweto rivals Pirates to give Amakhosi chance at league title.

Willard Katsande of Kaizer Chiefs (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

If the situation was not desperate, Willard Katsande would have committed a cardinal sin when the Amakhosi player said he hopes Orlando Pirates can grind out the results in their next two matches.

But Kaizer Chiefs find themselves in a situation where they can do with a favour from their arch rivals if they are to have a realistic chance of walking away with the Absa Premiership title.

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The Buccaneers are playing two of the Glamour Boys’ title rivals this week.

On Thursday night, Pirates are up against log leaders, Bidvest Wits and will host Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

“Pirates will somehow play a huge part in deciding where the league will go. They also need to win to stay in top eight to participate in MTN 8 next season. They will be pumped up. They have something to play for and we are hoping they will grind the results,” said Katsande.