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Pirates planning for big clash

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Orlando Chiefs coach Roy Barreto described it as a 'privilege and honour' for his side to be facing us on Saturday - before insisting he has objectives of his own for the high-profile friendly.

A host of television crews, radio and print journalists attended Tuesday's press conference at the team's hotel and the friendlies against Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, known here as the 'International Bid Club Challenge', are expected to sell out.

But while the focus was on their Premiership visitors, Pirates have their own pre-season plans.

They are expected to be field several new signings in Saturday’s clash including Democratic Republic of Congo internationals Felix Mumaba Musasa and goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba.

Former Zimbabwe boss Barreto, who led Pirates to the title in his first season in charge, said: "First we would like to thank the 2010 bid committee for giving the Orlando Pirates the opportunity, privilege and honour of playing Spurs, a club with a great tradition and following nit just in South Africa, but in the whole of Africa.

"That's what makes this game so exciting - it is not just going to be followed locally but it will be followed across the continent of Africa.

"It is pre-season for us as well and we going into this game seeking certain objectives, looking to integrate some of our new players and hopefully give and afternoon back to football on Saturday.

"We want to bring some cohesion between the players from last season and the new players who have come in."