The last time Orlando Pirates won a league title was six years ago and have been trophyless for four years.
This is a long time for a team with such great history and also, a big following in the PSL. Pirates have won nine league titles and are seeking that elusive number 10 accolade.
The team has shown some great progress over the course of the last few months, especially in recent weeks. Xola Mlambo anchors the midfield and has been dubbed one of the best midfielders in the league by his assistant coach Rulani Mokwena. Vincent Pule, too, has been a breath of fresh air to the current attacking set-up.
He has settled in quicker than expected with two goals already this season. The team has also proven that they can be versatile when facing different scenarios and the players are combining well.
So far everyone has been sharing the burden and it's clear that the responsibility belongs to everyone on and off the pitch.
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