As the Buccaneers gear up for Saturday’s Soweto derby showdown with Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates midfielder Issa Sarr says he understands well and respects the club’s culture.
If log standings are to be taken into account, Chiefs would be seen as favourites, although derbies often being great levelers, Pirates will also go into the game believing they can win.
Passion and commitment, the pride wear the club’s badge, could all come into account in what is often a close-run affair.
And in this respect, the Sea Robbers faithful can expect to see a fired up Sarr should he feature at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
“As players we are here to work. I’m from far and I came here to work. We talk as a group. We have a culture at Pirates. Even if I get the armband I won’t take it. Other players were here before me and I respect them,” said the midfield hardman from Senegal.
“Sometimes things don’t go well for big teams,” he continued, “you don’t need motivation in the derby.
“You try your best to win and not think about losing. We can’t compare the derby to any other game.”