Glenn Hoddle says Orlando Pirates deserve respect after clinching another South African title last season.
We take on the Premier League champs at the ABSA Stadium in the first of two friendlies in our tour of South Africa.
"We know Pirates will be a very good side," said Glenn. "They are champions and to be champions of any country demands respect.
"We know it will be a tough game. Individually, there are four or five players who played for the national team against England."
Meanwhile, Glenn gave his backing to South Africa's World Cup 2010 bid.
"I think the country has an excellent chance," he insisted. "If the World Cup is going to come to this continent, it has to be South Africa.
"The country has staged World Cups in different sports here before. I'm sure if they do get the finals they will do a very good job."