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Phakaaathi Reporter
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28 Jul 2017
1:20 pm

Sandilands looks forward to Chiefs clash

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates new signing Wayne Sandilands is excited by the possibility of playing in the Soweto derby.

Wayne Sandilands of Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

Sandilands could make his debut in Pirates colours in the Carling Black Label against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

“The transition period is over now. I feel at home and I can now really just focus on the football side,” Sandilands told KickOff.

“[Training] has been good so far, and the players are raring to go when the season starts. We’ve still got a lot to do obviously, it’s still early, we’ve only been back for two weeks.”

The former Sundowns man, who signed a three-year-deal with the Buccaneers, spoke fondly of being part of Pirates and facing Chiefs in the Soweto derby.

“You have to be excited – you hear about it all the time and you witness it [from outside], but to actually be a part of it is something special.

“I’m looking forward to it and, if I get involved, I will just try and give my best.”