Clayton Daniels of Supersport United is challenged by Robyn Johannes of Cape Town City during the Telkom Knockout Cup Final match between Cape Town City and Supersport United 10 December 2016 at Peter Mokaba StadiumPic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018. 12:00
SuperSport United defender Clayton Daniels says tonight’s Absa Premiership match against Orlando Pirates is “the game of our lives”.
The teams will meet at Mbombela Stadium, with Pirates looking to close the gap to log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, while SuperSport are trying to lift themselves clear of the relegation zone after a troubled season.
United famously crushed the Buccaneers 6-1 at the same venue last season, but Daniels has written off any notion of a repeat performance, explaining that the teams are in very different places now compared to that meeting in November 2016.
"It's a big one. They are fighting for the league, and we have our own battle at the bottom," Daniels is quoted by Kick-Off.
"So it's going to be a good game and we are fighting for three points. It’s the game of our lives.
"Orlando Pirates is playing good football. They are an exciting team to watch and it's going to be very difficult to come away with all three points, but we just have to go and rise up.
"It's a must-win for us, every game from now on is a must-win. Pirates is second on the log, but it's not going to be like in the past you know.
"We are going there again [Mbombela Stadium], but this time it's going to be a different Pirates than the one we played back then.
“I hope we come away with the three points. That will give us another boost going into the next game [against Cape Town City]. We must just take it a game at a time."