Warriors and Orlando Pirates striker Kuda Mahachi says that he is expecting Bulawayo football fans to come up in their numbers to support his South African side. He added that everybody in Bulawayo loves Orlando Pirates.
He said this while speaking to his club’s website ahead of the crunch match against Zimbabwean Champions FC Platinum. Mahachi grew up in Bulawayo and played for Bulawayo giants Highlanders football club. Said Mahachi:
Should I be considered to travel with the team to Zimbabwe, I will certainly be emotional because I’ll be going back home to a place where I grew up. Everybody in Bulawayo supports Orlando Pirates.
We grew up watching the team and supporting players like Teko Modise and Joseph Kamwendo, who were an inspiration to watch.
The team I even played for while I was based there, Highlanders, modelled themselves around Orlando Pirates. They even adopted the Club’s iconic crossbones salute before the start of their matches. I have been inundated with calls from back home telling me that they are excited about the prospects of seeing Orlando Pirates play in Bulawayo.
They are telling me that they are 100 percent behind us. They have also been enquiring about the likes of Thembinkosi Lorch, Vincent Pule and the rest of the guys because they follow the team religiously.
We can’t underestimate FC Platinum, they are a quality side with a pedigree having won the league in Zimbabwe. We can expect them to come hard at us.
Their game is almost similar to ours because they also enjoy playing with the ball on the ground and keeping possession. It should be an interesting game on the weekend.