By MAWANDE MVUMVU
TORNADO FC coach Jerry Sikhosana has welcomed the announcement that the Nedbank Cup last 32 showdown between his side and Orlando Pirates is set to take place at Orlando Stadium on February 18. The confirmation was made by the PSL yesterday and Sikhosana said it was something he expected. "I knew it was going to be like that but our mindset has not changed, it remains that of going to the game to give Pirates a run for their money even though they will be playing at home," he said. Sikhosana believes he has got enough time to prepare a team that will put up a good fight against the Soweto giants. He said: "We will be ready for Pirates
and luckily for us, we have league games every weekend keeping us active and on our toes while they are on recess because of the Afcon, but we will not underestimate them." Tornado are in hot form and this was evident this past weekend with their 11-2 drubbing of underperform-ing Tembu Royals. They are hosting La Liga late today in an ABC Motsepe League EC clash at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium. "Legs of Thunder", as Sikhosana is affectionately known, emphasised the need for his charges to keep on winning as they build up to the big one on February 18. "It is always good to get good results, it will help my boys with confidence and belief that anything is possible in that Nedbank Cup game." The match will kick off at 7.30pm.