Nyandoro ready for Pirates

GENERAL: Ezrom Nyandoro. 25/01/2009. Pic. Anesh Debiky. © Gallo Images.
GENERAL: Ezrom Nyandoro. 25/01/2009. Pic. Anesh Debiky. © Gallo Images.

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Mamelodi Sundowns will be at full strength for their short trip to Johannesburg tomorrow night for the big one against Orlando Pirates at Ellis Park Stadium.

This follows the return of ace midfielder Ezrom Nyandoro from a one-match suspension, which saw him miss out on Saturday's 2-1 win over Santos.

"The return of Ezrom will give the technical staff more options, it will be a tough one and we are ready for them," said Mahlatse Mphahlele, Downs' publicist. "We do not have injuries or suspensions, it's good that we are going to the war in Doornfontein with everybody fit and raring to go."

This promises to be an exciting game with Pirates also coming off a 2-1 win but not so impressive performance against Platinum Stars on Sunday.

Even their coach, Rudolf Krol conceded that it was not one of their best games this season.

The outspoken Dutch soccer legend said his charges must start scoring more goals and also be able to defend the lead after scoring first.

But he said they were ready for Downs.

Pirates midfielder Thulasizwe Mbuyane, who is back after a long injury layoff, will undergo a late fitness test ahead of tomorrow's 8pm clash.

The rest of tomorrow's fixtures:

Olympia Park - Moroka Swallows v AmaZulu (3.30pm); Port Elizabeth Stadium - Bay United v Maritzburg United (3.30pm); Super Stadium - SuperSport United v Bloem Celtic (8pm); Charles Mopeli Stadium - Free State Stars v Platinum Stars (8pm); Chatsworth Stadium - Lamontville Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs; Milpark Stadium - Bidvest Wits v Ajax Cape Town (8pm); Athlone Stadium - Santos v Thanda Royal Zulu (8pm).