Ben Motshwari: AmaZulu Midfielder Issues Stern Warning to Orlando Pirates Ahead of Nedbank Cup Clash

Ben Motshwari: AmaZulu Midfielder Issues Stern Warning to Orlando Pirates Ahead of Nedbank Cup Clash

Robert Abong'o
April 13, 2024 at 9:52 AM
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  • Ben Motshwari has sent a warning to his former team Orlando Pirates
  • AmaZulu face the Sea Robbers in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals tonight
  • The Buccaneers thumped Golden Arrows 7-0 in the DSTv Premiership

AmaZulu midfielder, Ben Motshwari, has sent a cautionary message to his former team, Orlando Pirates, as they gear up for their Nedbank Cup quarterfinal clash tonight.

Last weekend, Pirates displayed dominance by securing a 7-1 victory against Usuthu's provincial rivals, Lamontville Golden Arrows.

With Tshegofatso Mabasa shining with a hat-trick, the Buccaneers are now headed to Moses Mabhida Stadium for the cup tie.

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Ben Motshwari, now at AmaZulu in action ina  past match. Photo: Phill Magakoe.
Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Ben Motshwari, says AmaZulu is ready for the Nedbank Cup challenge. Photo: Phill Magakoe.
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Motshwari, who moved to the KZN-based outfit from the Sea Robbers at the start of the season, responded boldly when asked about his concerns regarding Jose Riveiro's side's attacking threat. He stressed that AmaZulu is not Golden Arrows and expects a different challenge altogether.

He expressed confidence in his team's ability to match up to Pirates pound for pound, acknowledging the opponent's stature while highlighting football's unpredictable nature.

"You know coming here is not going to be easy for them. So we are going to give them a tough time. I think we do have the quality players that can play football and that can go pound to pound with them. Yes they are a big team, we respect them but this is football and anything can happen," he said, as quoted by iDiski Times.

Meanwhile, Pirates' coach Riveiro openly embraced criticism despite his team's recent prolific scoring form. The team made light work of Crystal Lake in the opening round, beating them 6-0 before hammering Hungry Lions 4-0 in the next round, as reported by Goal.

Since the resumption of play in 2024, the club have displayed mixed results, including notable victories and disappointing draws and losses.

Jose Riveiro discusses Tshegofatso Mabasa's loan moves

Sports Brief reported that Riveiro shed light on the club's decision to loan out Tshegofatso Mabasa in recent seasons.

Mabasa is the second-highest goal-scorer in the Premier Soccer League.

Relebohile Mofokeng, Kabelo Dlamini, Karim Kimvuidi, and Sandile Mthethwa also scored to lift the Bucs to third.

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