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Bucs’ Plans For Next Season Outlined

Orlando Pirates will strengthen the team where they are lacking, coach Micho Sredojevic has told the Siya crew.

While he would not give away the club’s ideal targets, the Serbian mentor did reveal that he would prefer to have two players for each position given the anticipation the Buccaneers would compete in all domestic competitions next season as well as the CAF Champions League.

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Pirates ended the season without any silverware during the 2018/19 campaign which has just ended, but did run eventual title winners Mamelodi Sundowns close as they came in at second place.

But they could not make it past the group stages of the Champions League.  

“We need to be ready for the five competitions next season. This means we need to be consistent and keep the form throughout the season, that is the masterpiece of successful teams,” Sredojevic explained.

“I think the key is keeping consistency in the playing staff and having a least two players per position because the season takes its toll. For example, one of the biggest blows for us was losing Ben Motshwari in a friendly match ahead of a crucial Telkom Knockout game.”

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Pirates had 33 players in their squad this past season and the coach said he was never displeased with any of them.

“Each of them gave their maximum, but we could only have an 18-man squad on matchday,” he said.

Reports have indicated that Pirates have already signed Chippa United defender Tebogo Tlolane, while they are also favourites to land Maritzburg United midfielder Fortune Makaringe. 

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