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Bucs' Super Sub Gets Special Praise From Coach

Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids was pleased with the impact Tshegofatso Mabasa made in the second half on Saturday.

The Buccaneers got their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon thanks to Tshegofatso Mabasa's second-half header at Orlando Stadium.

Mabasa is building a reputation of coming off the bench to rescue the Buccaneers as he did against Swallows FC on Saturday.

When asked about Mabasa's contribution, he added "Really pleased with the game in its entirety," Davids told SuperSport after the game.

"[Kabelo] Dlamini, [Deon] Hotto did really well in terms of what we wanted to do in executing our plan. With Hotto there's always runs in behind the defensive lines giving you spaces for the number tens.

"Mabasa a different kind of striker with [Terrence] Dzvukamanja playing just in behind him as a ten. It gave Swallows a different problem to think about. Not only worry about space in behind. He is a striker who can hold up the ball.

"I'm really pleased for Mabasa. A long injury hit season last season. One foot fractured, the other foot fractured. Coming back the way he did. Really happy for him."

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