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Magents: Pirates Are Now Playing As A Team

Edward Motale Discusses Pirates' Defensive Improvements

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 16, 2017 11:04 AM

Former Orlando Pirates defender, Edward “Magents” Motale has had his say on why Orlando Pirates’ defence has improved so dramatically this season.

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Pirates currently have the joint best defensive record in the Absa Premiership after four games, conceding just a single goal, after conceding 40 in 30 games last season, the fourth worst record in the league. And Motale believes that it has come about due to a change in mindset amongst the team.

“You can see a change in their (Pirates’) mindset, because they play more as a unit,” he told Soccer Laduma. “It’s not like before when they couldn’t play with each other, let alone play for the coach.”

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The 51-year-old continued by saying that new coach, Milutin Sredojevic, has made some changes, although he’s not entirely sure what they are, and that Musa Nyatama has made a big impact since joining the club from Bloemfontein Celtic.

 

“They are now playing as a team and I’m not exactly sure what it is that Micho did,” he continued. “I don’t know if he motivated them or if there is something that’s changed in the training sessions. Maybe they were just happy to see Micho come in… I don’t know. We all know that (Musa) Nyatama has been instrumental in midfield. He’s great in defence and great to watch. He’s fitted into the team like a glove and there’s been no stage fright.”


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NkunziEmnyama Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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NkunziEmnyama Sep 18, 2017 09:03 AM
Indeed they play as a unit now I believe the coaches has the input but let's see against stronger opponents.Once And Always
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Mondli hates qhabanga Sep 17, 2017 02:42 PM
@musah005, wake up baba!! Your cannot compare mighty bucs ne cowdowns cause orlando pirates is way huger than sunflops #BuccaneerIremain
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patrivic Sep 17, 2017 12:15 PM
Do you have football brains?.everybody can see that micho has done wonders with our defence ,players are motivated and confident, he just needs a goalpoacher end of the story.
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musah005 Sep 17, 2017 07:00 AM
Nyatama has played for sundowns in his career so you can't expect him to have a stage fright at the rats
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Realydoctor10 Sep 17, 2017 12:09 AM
Pirates is playing good football they only need to sign some new quality players and release some of the old players
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Realydoctor10 Sep 17, 2017 12:03 AM
Micho came for business at Mayfair and he want to prove everyone that he is the best coach who was working with the team before and help the team with Silverware
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timer waha khantsi Sep 16, 2017 11:02 PM
in bucks I bliv
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Boikago Mosehle Sep 16, 2017 09:56 PM
Impressive improvement in terms of playing as a team, but there's always a room for imprisonment. I can see u are a jib in progress
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luyanda menziwa Sep 16, 2017 08:20 PM
Great improvement by the boys from last season
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setlaboswana Sep 16, 2017 03:51 PM
@alizebucs1986, well, the Legend and some Bucs faithfools seem to maintain Micho had got it right.
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 16, 2017 02:37 PM
Insangu yodwa lena ekhuluma lana
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Baloni52 Sep 16, 2017 01:10 PM
It was nothing rong on pirates because qualities are there its only drop the pace that they doing now when you play fast football like they did last season I don't think you have enough time to think what you must do about the ball anyway they play a good football now KHOSI
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Juju F Sep 16, 2017 01:02 PM
Bt we lack creativity to score goals we can't rely on defending 90 minutes,to win games u need to score also
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Scoreman Sep 16, 2017 01:00 PM
were is the likes of Hiker T,Teenzee,juju28 we must do operation zebra poaching this things invaded bucs articles again
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Sep 16, 2017 12:57 PM
Ok
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fandangos Sep 16, 2017 12:56 PM
thts one of the reason thy had 6 wins only last season akere,bcs thy jst focused on plyng entertaining football,,, wth dololo result,,,, #fully behind wydad
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 16, 2017 12:55 PM
I agree wth u magents althore u see that they are still luk lyk building bt they are promising
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khosiological Sep 16, 2017 12:54 PM
four games two wins two draws playing against weak teams equal on form?
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Scoreman Sep 16, 2017 12:53 PM
Those two small team maritzburg and Baroka beat zebbies in their last game with cHIVs akere
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Scoreman Sep 16, 2017 12:53 PM
Those two small team maritzburg and Baroka beat zebbies in their last game with cHIVs

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