Farai Dziva|Chippa United coach Norman Mapeza believes his side is ready to face mighty Orlando Pirates.
The two teams clash in a potentially explosive ABSA Premiership tie at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium tomorrow.
The Zimbabwean coach has overseen a massive turnaround of fortunes at the Port Elizabeth-based side, even earning praise from club owner Siviwe Mpengesi in the process, with latter describing the former as ‘Zimbabwean version of Pitso Mosimane.’
Speaking to South African publication The Sowetan ahead of the Pirates clash, Mapeza said: “We have to work hard. It’s all about working hard. We have to go out there and put in more than a thousand percent effort.”
“We need to be very organised in terms of how we’re going to defend, in terms of how we’re going to go forward. We know the challenge we are facing. Pirates are the most consistent team in the second- half of the season, but we are ready for them,” he added.