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Solid Defence Key To Bucs’ Resurgence

Orlando Pirates’ Defence Has Improved

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 13, 2017 03:21 PM

Orlando Pirates have had a notable improvement in their defence in the matches played by the team so far this season.

Read: Bucs Defender Set For Return 

The Buccaneers are in second place on the Absa Premiership log and tied with Maritzburg United on seven points at the summit of the log. Bucs have won two and drawn one of their opening three matches of the campaign.  

Under Milutin Sredojevic and his technical team, there has been a notable improvement in the team’s defence as the side has conceded only one goal from their three matches.

Apart from Pirates, Maritzburg United and Cape Town City are the only other two teams that have conceded a goal each from their matches. Wayne Sandilands has emerged as the number one goalkeeper for Bucs this season, with the former Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper proving to be solid in goal for Sredojevic’s side. 

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Innocent Maela has started very well in defence for the Soweto giants, while the likes of Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Thabo Matlaba and Gladwin Shitolo have also been impressive.

Last season Bucs conceded a whopping 40 goals from their 30 league games, which led to the team finishing outside the top eight. Sredojevic has emphasised the importance for the team to pick up the points so as to get the team to the top.    

Click through the gallery for some of the top performers for Bucs this season 


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majenz Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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majenz Sep 13, 2017 04:35 PM
I'm in love with innocent maela,the boy is good he reminds me of David nyathiy
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bhutizas@webmail.co.za Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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bhutizas@webmail.co.za Sep 13, 2017 04:33 PM
According to me I see no improvement all this players r weak at the back we still need a player like Sangweni(intsimbi) to partner with Chabalala bt for now it's the same as last season, in middle again T sangweni need coaching then he can do better
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Teejayd7 Sep 13, 2017 04:21 PM
Jele was outstanding last night, hope he has got dat much needed wakeup call, gabuza too even though he didnt score
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Joined: 09 Feb 2017
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Sep 13, 2017 04:16 PM
Innocent Maela is playing a fantastic football we were looking for many years from Ayanda Gcaba.
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Mr B V Ngcamphalala Sep 13, 2017 04:14 PM
Kuncono kona mane sisandzinga a little bit improvement la ku middle
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FlyingBucs Sep 13, 2017 04:12 PM
So happy 4 @Nyauza
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lmbuyeleni Sep 13, 2017 04:12 PM
Let's wait for Brocki and Tau eish stomach cramps
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Pl moloi Joined: 11 Aug 2017
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Pl moloi Sep 13, 2017 04:09 PM
As,long xaba n his group is not there we a fine
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MANDLAH MUBIZAH 86 Sep 13, 2017 04:06 PM
YES THE DEFENCE IS SOLID BUT I AM WORRIED ABOUT STRIKING DEPARTMENT, WE CAN'T KEEP ON SCORING 1 GOAL EVERY GAME PLEASE COACH
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Zimele Sep 13, 2017 04:06 PM
We mus,nt love the player more than a team isaa sar cost orlando pirates many games even last night after we see him in fild young boys of ajax was coming at us like a water lucky we have sandalands
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llumadi Sep 13, 2017 03:59 PM
keep it that way till the end of the season
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Sep 13, 2017 03:53 PM
@nhlekoraymond what is wrong with Issa Sarr? Perhaps you can give me a clear reason cause pupil they busy throwing stones at him without proper reason.
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mercy1011 Sep 13, 2017 03:51 PM
@###BUCSELONA what else do you wish to drop? Jele is motivating this young boys and his experience comes handy. Mistakes and form are temporary
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Sep 13, 2017 03:50 PM
At least they gained a little confidence cooperation is there.
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nhlekoraymond Sep 13, 2017 03:49 PM
As long as Pirates benched Issa Sarr,Ayanda Gcaba and Happy Jele everything gonna be alright
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ZunguSox Sep 13, 2017 03:48 PM
If Chabalala can partner with Shitolo @CB, you will see what Solid is
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thato357 Sep 13, 2017 03:39 PM
Bucs should build on that.
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Farmer89 Joined: 03 Aug 2017
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Farmer89 Sep 13, 2017 03:34 PM
we haven't met the great striking force as yet
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indidanee Sep 13, 2017 03:33 PM
“It’s a difficult game because we are lacking strikers. [Yannick] Zakri is injured. Leo [Castro] just came in and he has not been around. The 50 minutes he gave us [against Stars] I was happy with. It could be better,” Mosimane told the media after the victory at Goble Park. “Khama [Billiat] is injured, Laffor is injured. It’s a problem, but we should not complain. We will have 11 players on the pitch and we will have substitutes. You know when they [the players] come from international games, that’s the problems. That’s why we had to sign other players.” Mosimane concluded
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mokobane74@gmail.com Sep 13, 2017 03:32 PM
We can't say it has improved yet we have Jele still playing for us,I don't think we can match Supersport,Wits and Sundowns forwards.should we deal with those teams I can say we improved

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