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Bucs On Facing Ajax: Preparations Are Spot On

Orlando Pirates Take Aim At Ajax Cape Town In Cup Match

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 09, 2018 01:02 PM

Orlando Pirates are ready to turn the tables against Ajax Cape Town in their Nedbank Cup match this weekend if Rhulani Mokena’s words are anything to go by. 

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The Buccaneers will be at home at the Orlando Stadium to begin their Nedbank Cup campaign for this year.

Bucs’ opponents from the Mother City are oozing with confidence, following their 3-0 win over the Soweto giants in an Absa Premiership match last week.

“I can say that the preparations for this game are spot on. Previously, when they played against Platinum Stars (before our game) they played a 4-3-3 and later changed to a 3-man defence. So going into our match we were uncertain as to the formation they would play and that caught us off-guard. 

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“We have since done the analysis using specifically our previous match with them and one of the key learnings is that while it is good to have possession, what is important is what you do with the possession. We got ourselves into trouble with zonal marking in certain aspects but we have worked out a solution for that,” Mokwena told Bucs’ official website.

Bucs will be without Musa Nyatama against Ajax, as the midfielder will be serving a one-match suspension for the four yellow cards he has picked this season.

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Mokwena says Bucs have done all the preparations for Ajax.

“We have not only profiled the players but the coach as well. It was clear in their match against Polokwane City that they have a strategy in applying their defensive block and furthermore they look to provoke you into playing a certain way. We have looked at how possession breaks down and how they were controlling the threat on the counter-attacks,” said the former Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach.  


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Haro Joined: 11 Jan 2018
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Haro Feb 10, 2018 01:24 PM
@bucshooligan 1 Throwing things and destroying chairs is babaric
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Haro Feb 10, 2018 12:55 PM
Better thanks Sundowns for Molding Mokwena into a great coach. Micho is doing nothing there.
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Vuyo1306 Feb 10, 2018 10:08 AM
Xola mlambo is going to be given a chance today to start, he must not disappoint us...
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Ntsunda11 Feb 10, 2018 09:28 AM
What's wrong with you editor????
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Ntsunda11 Feb 10, 2018 09:27 AM
Haybo editor so early in the morning!!!!! I'm commenting on other article and my comments go to another one!!!!!
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Ntsunda11 Feb 10, 2018 09:26 AM
Give Sangweni and Xola Mlambo some chance
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Ntsunda11 Feb 10, 2018 09:25 AM
Give Sangweni and Xola Mlambo some chance
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Ntsunda11 Feb 10, 2018 09:23 AM
Time for Sangweni and Xola Mlambo to stump their authority in the Bucs ship
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Brigadoh@Bucs4sho Feb 09, 2018 02:29 PM
Once n always akukho lapho kuhlale kujatshulwe njalo sometimes there are those sad moments in life , happy people till we die. Bucaneer for life i'm sure we will make etugral resign tomorrow after the embarassment we'll cause
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@bucshooligan 1 hahahahah
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bucshooligan 1 Feb 09, 2018 01:48 PM
You better be spot on.If you lose,you'll know us

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