Former Baroka coach Wedson Nyirenda has shared his views on the MTN8 final between AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates, claiming that it will be a heated clash and all about the coaches.
Despite feeling that Bucs are favorites when looking at historical trophy wins, the former Kaizer Chiefs forward stressed that this game has no clear and obvious favourite.
Speaking toThis Is Football.Africa from Mozambique, where he is currently coaching Ferroviario Da Beira FC, the Zambian coach outlined how both teams could outclass each other.
“Both teams are good with so much history backing them, though Orlando Pirates may be favorites in terms of winning trophies. But it should be known that this is a final, and pleasantries are not what will win this game,” the 2018 Telkom Cup winner told This Is Football. Africa.
“It is how Buccaneers will apply themselves on the day. Pirates have been on fire since the coming of coach Riveiro Jose. Within a short time, Jose’s game can be seen in the players.
“They are quick and dictating most parts of games. On their day, they could wrap it up and take the trophy to Soweto, to the long waiting fans.
“On the other hand, AmaZulu, also in a space of short time, coach Romain Folz, has influenced new trends that are now being seen. The team is now motivated and are free flowing.
“This makes it potentially a great final to watch. Both teams have not picked up a trophy in a long time. So, the application of players on the match day matters most, it favors no team.
“I wish both coaches and the players the very best in this mouth-watering final. MTN8 always bring memories because I won it with Amakhosi as a player in 1994.”
Usuthu and Pirates will decide the MTN8 trophy destiny this evening at 18h00, in what is hopefully going to be a great Moses Mabidha showdown.