Giants wait for Sea Robbers

Sipho Mthembu

Sipho Mthembu

Orlando Pirates' publicist Mickey Modisane takes his supporters' roadshow to Tshwane this weekend ahead of his team's clashes with local giants SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Buccaneers take on United on Sunday afternoon and play Sundowns three days later in a midweek clash that has been dubbed the "Valentine Special".

Modisane, who preaches about his club's new membership cards, reviving defunct branches and clarity on the revamped website, kicked his campaign off in Bloemfontein where things later went pear shaped as Bucs' 1-0 lead melted into a 3-1 drubbing.

The meetings that precede all Pirates' away matches have since been held in Thohoyandou, Phokeng and this week the show goes to Pretoria's Sammy Marks Square. The meeting starts at 11am in the auditorium.

"We have had very encouraging attendances and we are expecting all supporters' branch executives from all the townships around Tshwane to attend," Modisane said.

Bucs are without new left-winger Bennet Chenene for the weekend match, which might see Jabu Mahlangu make a return.

But Lebohang Mokoena, Senzo Meyiwa, Innocent Mdledle (who are on national duty with the under-23 team), Benedict Vilakazi and Lehlohonolo Seema, who are with Bafana Bafana and Lesotho, respectively, are expected back before Friday.