Chiefs coach: Pirates will forever remain Pirates

Chiefs coach: Pirates will forever remain Pirates
Itumeleng Khune and Steve Komphela coach of Kaizer Chiefs

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Mar 03, 2017. 14:00

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela says they know what to expect from their fierce rivals Orlando Pirates ahead of Saturday's Soweto Derby.

The two giants of the South African Absa Premiership will lock horns in a league encounter at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Pirates have a new coach in Swedish tactician Kjell Jonevret, who took charge of his first game as the team drew 1-1 with Polokwane City last weekend.

“Having seen the first match they played with the coach against Polokwane City," Komphela told the media.

"There’s quite a few things that we observed. If he changes, the better for us because they wouldn’t have adapted in time.

“But people will never change their qualities. A leopard never changes its spots. So Pirates will forever remain Pirates," he added.

"The qualities are there. Whatever we saw against Polokwane City, if it happens on Saturday, we’ll have to manage. Anything new, we have to adapt."

Kick-off between Chiefs and Pirates is at 15h30 (CAT).

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