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ON-FIRE Orlando Pirates are out to get their first away win over Lamontville Golden Arrows in five years at Chatsworth Stadium tomorrow.

ON-FIRE Orlando Pirates are out to get their first away win over Lamontville Golden Arrows in five years at Chatsworth Stadium tomorrow.

The last time the Buccaneers defeated Abafana Bes'Thende in Durban was on November 30 2003. Pirates won that game 2-0 and both goals were scored by Benedict Vilakazi.

In a corresponding fixture last season, Kagisho Dikgacoi, who has since joined English Premiership side Fulham, scored the only goal of the match.

Pirates have been in a class of their own since the start of the Absa Premiership season and deservedly top the log after not conceding a goal.

Thulasizwe Mbuyane, Pirates' star of the moment, said they were out to maintain their unbeaten run.

"It's gonna be a tough match," Mbuyane said. "Arrows are a good side, with some excellent players. We are going there to end their dominance over us in Durban."

Back from Europe with Bafana Bafana, Arrows striker Richard Henyekane said they were ready for Pirates and were hoping to get maximum points.

Arrows, who have qualified for the MTN8 final against Ajax Cape Town at Orlando Stadium on September 26, are third on the log. Bucs will have Teko Modise back, as well as Gert Schalkwyk.

In Soweto tomorrow, Kaizer Chiefs will be chasing their second successive win of the season at the expense of Maritzburg United at Orlando Stadium. Kickoff is at 3.30pm.

Amakhosi registered their first win two weeks ago, beating AmaZulu 3-2 at the same venue. Tomorrow could also see young defender Tshifiwa Mmbooi finally making his debut for Chiefs.

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