Amazulu ready to face beat-down giants Pirates in MTN final

Pirate and AmaZulu will face off on Saturday. Picture: Provided

AmaZulu coach, Romain Folz, says they are going into the MTN 8 final game against Orlando Pirates this coming Saturday with guns blazing.


Speaking at a press briefing earlier this week, Folz said they will leave no stone left unturned in their attempt to win the finals.


"As much as we know what they have, they know what we have. It’s going to be a good game for both teams, so we will be leaving no stone unturned.”


He said the fact that pirates lost a game and AmaZulu won their game this previous weekend does not mean anything.


“I don’t think the game before plays a big part, either for us or them. But for us, you might always argue that on the mental standpoint it might give you an edge… So you can go from one game to another without feeling the effect of the task not being completed in the first place on the previous game,” said Folz.


This weekend will be the first time that AmaZulu has been in the final of MTN 8, since it was founded 90 years ago.


Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates coach, Jose Riveiro, said his team needs to learn from the mistakes they made in their Soweto derby defeat over the weekend.


Pirates lost 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.


Riveiro refused to put the blame on his players and took responsibility for the defeat.


"My players did everything to execute the plan and get a good result. You cannot imagine how important it was for them to get these three points. What we need to analyse is, why it didn't work," the Bucs' coach said.


AmaZulu and Pirates will play at a full capacity sold out the Moses Mabhida stadium that can hold up to 75 000 people.


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