SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo has picked Orlando Pirates as the favourites to win the championship this season.

The Soweto giants are unbeaten this term across all competitions with two league draws and a win, as well as booking a place in the final of the MTN8 after back-to-back victories over old foes Kaizer Chiefs.

Their next assignment is against Tembo’s side in the league on Saturday, and the SuperSport United gaffer has admitted the meeting will be a difficult one.

“They [Orlando Pirates] have a great squad, and I think that they are the favourites to win the league title this season,” said Tembo according to Sowetan Live.

“They have Thulani Hlatshwayo, Deon Hotto and Terrence Dzvukamanja, and many quality players. They have not lost a game and are in the MTN8 Cup final. They are high on confidence.”

Kick-off is at 6 pm CAT at Orlando Stadium.