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Bucs win in friendly

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 15:37

Pre-season preparations have been going well for Head Coach Muhsin Ertugral and his charges.

The newly appointed coach has been putting his side through their paces in a five day camp based in Potchefstroom and yesterday, the 2016/17 Orlando Pirates squad played in its first friendly against NWU winning the match in the process 5-0.

For the friendly match, Ertugral used two different squads for the two halves to assess all his players at his disposal, barring the exclusion of Bernard Morrison and Jackson Mabokgwane who were nursing a slight injuries.

The result was not particularly the main focus for the technical team but rather, the match was to assess how the players understand the new coach’s methodology. Despite that however, the players put a five star performance with goals from – possible man of the match, Luvuyo Memela, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Oupa Manyisa, Thandai Ndoro and Ntsikelelo Nyauza.

The team took it easy today to recover from yesterday’s match however, tomorrow is another intensive day before playing the last friendly match in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

The team will then return to Johannesburg on Saturday evening, where the focus shifts to the Carling Black Label Champion Cup.

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