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Sebola Identifies Pirates’ Weak Point, Can They Address It?

Andries Sebola Identifies Orlando Pirates’ Weak Point, Can They Address It?

By Ryan Gordon - Jul 09, 2018 11:43 AM
A former Orlando Pirates striker has identified what he believes is the club's weak point, and hopes they can address it before the start of the new season. 
 
 
The Buccaneers are set to return for pre-season training this month as they look to push on from their second place finish in the Absa Premiership last term, which also earned the club a return to the CAF Champions League.  
 
Andries Sebola, who earned the tag as 'super sub' during his playing days with the Soweto giants, believes the current Pirates squad is lacking in only one department. According to him, that is in central defence. 
 
 
"I still believe that the centre-back is still an issue at Pirates, especially because they are going back to Africa in the CAF Champions League," Sebola told the Siya crew.
 
"It's not going to be easy playing in Africa, as well as competing in the domestic league and cups next season," he said.
 
"So Pirates need to reinforce the central defence position, that is where they're lacking and could get hurt next season.
 
"The goalkeeping department is fine, the striking force is fine, the midfield is fine. The only thing lacking is the defence."
 
As presented in the Siya Special in the latest edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1080, - in stores and on sale - Pirates are believed to have made Bidvest Wits captain and defensive kingpin, Thulani Hlatshwayo, a major transfer target as they seek to clinch the Absa Premiership crown from Mamelodi Sundowns. 
 
Do you think there are other areas that Orlando Pirates need to strengthen?
 

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TBS Jul 09, 2018 09:34 PM
@kuhanye ,,, Whatever dude. This blog is meant for people to express their opinion. Everyone has a right to do so. Do u understand that? I doubt if u do, your comment has already revealed the level of your intelligence. If u don't like my comment, go jump in a lake brother :()
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tebogo@sundowns Jul 09, 2018 05:46 PM
then they must sign olaleng shaku is good centre back
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kuhanye Joined: 22 Apr 2015
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kuhanye Jul 09, 2018 04:29 PM
@Schakos He is right, the back line has been OP problem ,particular the central defense for the past 3 seasons or so.
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kuhanye Jul 09, 2018 04:24 PM
@thato357 Minus Happy ,uphelile.
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kuhanye Jul 09, 2018 04:23 PM
@TBS You do not know football, uyisiwengu
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kuhanye Jul 09, 2018 04:21 PM
As a former player of OP ,he does not want to name the player who is a liability at the back,and that player is Jele.
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TBS Jul 09, 2018 03:52 PM
These self-appointed analysts/spokes persons for my beloved OPFC are really a cause for concern sometimes :((
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Mfundo vs Ndo Jul 09, 2018 03:19 PM
Shitolo is the only man I trust cz Coach don't believe in Chabalala so I agree
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Mfundo vs Ndo Jul 09, 2018 03:16 PM
That is the fact
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The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Jul 09, 2018 02:28 PM
@Vhivha let it be your own bussines to hate Pirates.Say what ever you want to,only unless if pirates ask a permit from you for that position 11.#UP THE BUCS.
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setlaboswana Jul 09, 2018 01:37 PM
Yes, their defence is leaking like no one 's business.
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scoreman99 Jul 09, 2018 01:13 PM
@Sqholo sezhwane lol
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Sqholo sezhwane Jul 09, 2018 01:10 PM
Vhivha@if Bucs sign 120players did they borrow that money from you?uhlushwa yini?makubuhlungu lala ngesisu baba.
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scoreman99 Jul 09, 2018 01:08 PM
I'm still convince that Sebola can come straight from old age home without training a score more goals than Cowbuza and Cowmoon
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Vhivha Jul 09, 2018 01:05 PM
@The Bucsboss I'm putting facts on the table, pirates will choke back to position 11 once again
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The Bucsboss Jul 09, 2018 12:58 PM
@Vhivha pirates favourite position is 11?Really that happened just once,and we had clueless bunch of coaches who missleaded the team down.Ngale kwalokho,unemanga wakitsi,and musa kutihlambalata wena.Uma ungati ngicela umane ubute,batakucocela lababhema kucala kunawe.#UP THE BUCS
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Vhivha Jul 09, 2018 12:48 PM
All PSL team will start from scratch, the league is a marathon, you do not just jump from position 2 to position 1, we all know Pirates favourite position is No. 11. Shopping spree chasing a target of 60 players for this season is another Pirates weak point
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Masters009 Jul 09, 2018 12:16 PM
Sebola never played in Africa, how does he know that is difficult? Infact Pirates have Justin Chabalala, Nyawuza, Jele, Shitolo, Mabora all have capable of playing in that position the only thing the coach to do is to get the ryt combination 1st n 2nd choice for both league n in Africa
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thato357 Jul 09, 2018 12:14 PM
In all honesty, we dont need Tyson. Chabalala, Sitholo, Nyauza and Happy can do the Job for us.
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