Local News 2.8.2016 02:54 pm

Norodien want revenge against Chiefs

Sibusiso Khumalo of Kaizer Chiefs and Riyaad Norodien of Orlando Pirates during the 2016 Carling Black Label Champion Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Sibusiso Khumalo of Kaizer Chiefs and Riyaad Norodien of Orlando Pirates during the 2016 Carling Black Label Champion Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates winger Riyaad Norodien wants revenge against Kaizer Chiefs after Amakhosi beat the Buccaneers in the Carling Black Label Champion Cup.

Norodien came on as a substitute in the match, but could not help Pirates as they suffered a 2-0 loss to Chiefs last Saturday.

“Coming on when the team is losing is never easy so automatically my mind was tuned to try and get that equaliser, but at the same time I was conscious of the fact that this was my first introduction to the supporters. As a player, you want to have the backing of the supporters… the sooner that happens, the easier things become and you also gain more confidence,” Norodien told the club’s website.

“The excitement of the derby was great. To hear that deafening roar of our supporters when the team walked to the centre of the pitch to salute the crowd … that moment gave me goosebumps.

“I told Jackson (Mabokgwane) who was sitting next to me on the bench that I wanted to be the one saluting our fans next time. The derby is unlike any other game, it’s very emotional… emotional on the coaches, players and fans alike.

“Now that I got a taste of it, I want more, I will fight to get 90 minutes of game time. I am a champion at heart and although Chiefs may have won the bragging rights this time around, I know revenge will be sweet. I believe in my team and I know we can do it.”

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Maritzburg Utd vs P City
Highlands P vs CT City
Chiefs vs FS Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1