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Bucs Leave Gauteng, Confirm Pre-Season Base

Orlando Pirates Confirm Pre-Season Preparations

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 02, 2018 10:35 AM

Orlando Pirates have confirmed where the team will be based for their pre-season training camp this week.

Read: Bucs Confirm Training Venue, Explain Move Away From Rand Stadium 

The Buccaneers are off to Nelspruit in Mpumalanga for a week-long pre-season training camp.

“The Mighty Buccaneers are in Nelspruit this week where the team will endure a week-long intensive pre-season camp under the tutelage of Micho Sredojevic and his technical team.

"This first phase of what is a two-part pre-season programme will see the Strength and Conditioning department getting the players up to scratch. The first couple of days of camp will see the squad take to the training field for gruelling workouts, combined with sessions in the gym,” Bucs confirmed on the club’s official website. 

“For the first couple of days of camp, we will be focusing on endurance work. We will be stepping things up as the days go on. Pre-season plays a very important part in setting the foundation for the team to be able to fire on all cylinders when the season starts. Endurance and injury prevention are key areas that we will be focusing on to ensure that the players can produce consistent performances,” Strength and Conditioning Coach Franck Plaine told the club’s website.

“Apart from the endurance, however, this camp will afford us an opportunity to get the new and old players to gel. It’s difficult for the new players because they’ve got nothing to benchmark against, but from an integration point of view camp is brilliant in bringing a new squad together,” he added. 

Read – BREAKING: Doutie Secures European Move 

“Later in the week, the team will play a practice match behind closed doors as the technical team gets their new-look squad accustomed to their preferred style of play. The team will return to Johannesburg at the end of the week before flying out to Zambia a day later. The Zambian leg of the Buccaneers camp will focus mainly on matches as the team nears the start of the 2018/19 season,” confirmed Bucs.


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Nhlpato Joined: 14 Dec 2013
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Nhlpato Jul 02, 2018 05:54 PM
@wash & wear hey wena sbotho its none of your business akere focus on your starless continental futbol underachievers team n leav bucs alone i knew ul cowment hehehehehe n ur team doesnt hav a cowch focus on ur team t find a cowch #reminder Orlando pirates is stil the only team to win double treble
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TBS Jul 02, 2018 03:51 PM
Make sure that my hunks do thorough warmups before engaging them in heavy training, the cold front will be with us for some time. Good luck hunks, mmwaaaah!! :))
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chiefs is useless Jul 02, 2018 11:33 AM
@Matayitayi and i guess Dunusani is the first team to travel during per-season
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