Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

PSL: Dylan Kerr looks to prey on Pirates “desperation”

Dylan KerrBlack Leopards coach Dylan Kerr believes his side can prey on Orlando Pirates’ desperation for the league title when the two sides clash at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Black Leopards may be in a fraught bid to avoid the chop, but coach Dylan Kerr believes his side’s next opponents’ desperation for glory could play into his hands.

Lidoda Duvha are on the wrong end of the table in 12th position, having won just three games in nine outings this year, and face the unwanted prospect of dropping back down to the first division after one season back in the top flight.

However, their English mentor believes they can turn things around against the top team in the league currently, who he believes can offer his charges a few chances, as they look to open the gap between themselves defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

Kerr told KickOff;

“I think we will get chances because Orlando Pirates are desperate for the league. It’s gonna be tough. It’s gonna be a battle. Pirates are on top of the league, and if they get another three points, they move three points above Sundowns, which is what they’ll be aiming for.

“We’ve got to concentrate on what we do when we have the ball. We don’t need to give it away as much as we did on Sunday, especially in good positions. Don’t play with fear, play with our usual enjoyment and enthusiasm. Be disciplined and very respectful to the league leaders.”

Dylan Kerr

Leopards will be buoyed by a spirited performance they dished out the last time these two sides met, holding them to a 1-1 draw before triumphing on penalties in the first round of the Nedbank Cup at Thohoyandou Stadium in January.

Pirates have, however, also registered a victory against Lidoda Duvha, beating them 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in the reverse league encounter.

Kick off on Wednesday is at 19:30.

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