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Bucs Conclude Pre-Season Camp With Two More Victories

Orlando Pirates Have Ended Their Tour Of Zambia

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 19, 2018 11:37 AM

Orlando Pirates have won their last two friendly matches in Zambia to end their pre-season camp in the country on a high as they are on their way to returning home.

Read: Bucs Planning For CAF CL, Team Attends Match In Zambia   

The Buccaneers ended their tour of Zambia with two matches on Wednesday, against Forest Rangers and Gomes FC respectively, with both matches played at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.

Thamsanqa Gabuza, Augustine Mulenga and Bucs development player Zakhele Lepasa have continued to impress with their performances and goal scoring.  

“Orlando Pirates completed the Zambian tour on Wednesday with matches against Forest Rangers and Gomes FC, bringing a winning end to the brief courtship with the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. It wasn’t long before the opening chance of the Rangers match fell to Thamsanqa Gabuza, whose brilliantly timed run beat the offside trap and left the striker unmarked to execute the finish,” confirmed Bucs on the club’s official website. 

“Midway through the second half, the visitors turned on the style as they dominated possession with a seamlessly fluid passing game. The ball rotation and excellent running on-and-off the ball led to Zakhele Lepasa’s clinical finish to put the game to bed as the Soweto giants saw out a comfortable 2-0 win,” confirmed the club. 

“In the second match, which lasted only 45 minutes, first division side Gomes FC was put to the sword as Bucs continued to dominate proceedings. Lepasa was on the scoresheet once again, enjoying his introduction to the senior side after impressing in the conquering of the SAB League and Play-offs, and maintaining that form going into the Project X tour of Brazil. Diamond Thopola and Augustine Mulenga rounded up the scoring as the referee blew time on a 3-0 win for the visitors,” added Bucs.  

Read: Bucs Wrap Up Zambia Camp & Provide Update   

As confirmed by the Soweto giants, the line-ups for the two matches were as follows:

Lineup vs. Forest Rangers:

Jackson Mabokgwane (GK), Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Justice Chabalala, Brian Hlongwa, Phetso Maphanga, Linda Mntambo, Abel Mabaso, Meshack Maphangule, Augustine Mahlonoko, Thabo Qalinge, Thamsanqa Gabuza.

Lineup vs. Gomes FC:

Siyabonga Mpontshane (GK), Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Caio Marcelo, Happy Jele, Abel Mabaso, Marshall Munetsi, Asavela Mbekile, Mpho Makola, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Justin Shonga, Zakhele Lepasa. 









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bucsman14 Jul 19, 2018 03:46 PM
Where is our De Bryne (Lonch)
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@salathiso Matlaba didn't travel with the team, he was attending his father's murder trail in Limpopo
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salathiso Jul 19, 2018 01:54 PM
Where was Matlaba, Mobara, Kutumela, Nkosi n Foster in these warm up games? We understand Saar n Morrison are going.
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@Wash&Wear we on same whatsup group on that one my cow unless you counting the plastic cups and MSWATI FAT COW kikikikikiki
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wash & wear Jul 19, 2018 12:15 PM
@@SCHUSTE how r u trophyless rotto
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JackKhosi Jul 19, 2018 12:13 PM
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@SCHUSTE Jul 19, 2018 12:01 PM
Good news Mr editor keep the Bucs news coming until Wash&Wear leaves Nazoorena since he is newly appointed kit manager kikikikikiki
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wash & wear Jul 19, 2018 11:57 AM
admin just lock your office n go fishing bcoz u r newsless, its boring to read about imizwilili fc n their second home zambia is oviaaas those two useless games in zambia were staged
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THE NK Jul 19, 2018 11:57 AM
Wow nice top goal scores of the friendlies nice one Bucs.
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alizebucs1986 Jul 19, 2018 11:53 AM
Bucs Must Sign the 19 years old Caio Marcelo the Boy has a Bright future ahead of him,we must leave the Madala Hlatswayo alone and Sign Marcelo
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Too many players to choose from

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