Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Isaac Chansa is confident that his former side will show no mercy to All Stars FC in the Nedbank Cup last 32 clash this Saturday.
The Sea Robbers face Motsepe Foundation Championship club, All Stars at Wits Stadium on Saturday evening. And Jose Riveiro’s boys will be looking to heal their wounds after a painfull 1-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns at the Orlando Stadium last weekend in a DStv Premiership match.
Chansa, who won the Nedbank Cup when the Buccaneers won the treble in the 2010/2011 season under the tutelage of Ruud Krol, sees his former side beating Stars in Johannesburg.
“Obviously on Saturday Pirates will beat Stars. Those are our small boys (laughs). We will give them a good run and eventually beat them,” Chansa told Thisisfootball.Africa.
“I’m sure they are not sleeping, they know we’ll beat them, they are thinking about Pirates. However, it will be a good game of football, but we’ll beat them, they are small boys.”
Nonetheless, Chansa is aware of the danger of playing lower division teams, he has emphasized the Buccaneers troops not to take the Championship side for granted on match day.
“But when you play a game like this, when as a small team playing against a big team, all the players want to prove a point. Playing against Pirates as a small team is like having trials,” he said.
“Those players will work hard because they will not want to disappoint. So, I can only urge our players to not take them for granted because they can surprise us.
“Stars players, who will be given a chance to face Pirates, are going to work extra hard because they are facing one of the biggest clubs. I urge our club to not underrate them.”
The encounter between the eight-time Nedbank winners and All Stars, is set for 20h00 at Bidvest Stadium.