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Bucs Close In On Surpassing Last Season’s Record

Orlando Pirates On Track To Improvement

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 20, 2017 03:12 PM

Orlando Pirates are closing in on improving from their win record of last season in the Absa Premiership.

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The Buccaneers have won three games from five games this season, which is half the number won from 30 games last season. Pirates won six games from 30 games in their disappointing run of last season as the team finished the 2016/17 campaign in 11th position on the log – the team’s first ever finish outside of the Top 8 in the club’s history of the PSL era.

So far this season, Milutin Sredojevic and Rhulani Mokwena have guided the team to the summit of the PSL log with 11 points collected thus far. Under the Serbian head coach, Bucs have one of the best defences in the league this season. 

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The team has conceded only one goal during this campaign. The only other team that has managed that feat is Maritzburg United, although the KZN outfit has played one game less than Bucs.

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While Sredojevic has introduced the one game at a time strategy to the team, the former Uganda senior national team coach has emphasised the importance for the team to play for the badge of the Soweto giants.

Pirates visit Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium in their next game on Saturday.

Click through the gallery for celebration images of Bucs’ wins this season    


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Gg Joined: 20 Sep 2017
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Gg Sep 20, 2017 10:38 PM
If this jele guy can only stop back passes and bucs players can stop passing a goal keeper they will win but I don't know why they always do that and coach what he is saying about that
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@ushizi_15 Joined: 21 Oct 2016
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@ushizi_15 Sep 20, 2017 06:16 PM
Well done bucs but we are still thin updront we need a top quality striker like rusike or ramagalela or even malajila
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MANDLAH MUBIZAH 86 Joined: 03 Apr 2017
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MANDLAH MUBIZAH 86 Sep 20, 2017 06:05 PM
SO FAR SO GOOD BUT I'M WORRIED ABOUT OUR STRIKING FORCE, ONE GOAL AT A GAME IS NOT GOOD AND ONE DAY IT WILL GET TO US BECAUSE THIS MEAN THAT IF WE CONCEED WE WON'T WIN
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mbuyima Joined: 15 Feb 2012
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mbuyima Sep 20, 2017 06:00 PM
The boys are doing well with the exception of the usual suspects.Gabuza,Makola,Matlaba must make way for the likes of Foster,Kutumela,Lorch,Laurenco , Bara & Noro.
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nkululekozungu1@gmail.com Joined: 28 Oct 2016
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nkululekozungu1@gmail.com Sep 20, 2017 05:31 PM
We need goals bucs
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Juju F Joined: 27 Apr 2017
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Juju F Sep 20, 2017 05:19 PM
That's great up to so far a well deserved compliment,bt if only their can score at list two goals to make sure the game is sealed.
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Jimiebucs Joined: 01 Jun 2015
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Jimiebucs Sep 20, 2017 05:13 PM
@Hakeem_ I thought u said 10 players
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Sep 20, 2017 05:07 PM
Last season was disastrous it's a fact, 6 wins from 30 games that was awful but it's all in the past,thanx to Rhulani Mokwena and Co..
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Boikago Mosehle Joined: 18 Jan 2017
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Boikago Mosehle Sep 20, 2017 05:00 PM
A well improved Pirates from the one who won six out of 30 games last season, with tons of conceded- 3 wins out of 5 with zero conceded goals it's a massive improvement. Good team work and good defensive and winning record thumbs up Juju boys. After all said and done- there's always a room for improvement.
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khosiological Joined: 29 Oct 2013
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khosiological Sep 20, 2017 05:00 PM
what a sucker punch by cowditor, when they thought we forgot the ugly them booom come cowditor
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black-bakaniya Joined: 01 Nov 2016
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black-bakaniya Sep 20, 2017 04:54 PM
I really like the spirit in the players, they show us that this time they want to win something, the pace of the game is reminding me of Ruud Krol's boys, Mabalane & Tlou that is exactly what Lorch and Qalinge are giving us and with the freshness and pace that we get from our wing backs we good central mid I like the idea of Matlaba but with sangweni and Nyatama playing free role with one striker upfront between Kutumela or Foster not Gabuza. I really like this young pirates of Maela, Dune, Lorch, Qalinge, Foster, Kutumela, now we need reyaad mtshali
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Sep 20, 2017 04:41 PM
And Gabuza is slowly but surely heading to the benches where he deserves to be as well...jele will soon follow..
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Sep 20, 2017 04:40 PM
I now believe what that stupid boy Kjell Garage said about the external forces within bucs camp I mean, now things are running smoothly since the story broke out, Qcaba is finally resting in peace exactly where he deserves to be...
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Sep 20, 2017 04:38 PM
This Marizburg boys will leave khompela jobless tonight
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djshepzaro Joined: 16 Nov 2016
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djshepzaro Sep 20, 2017 04:36 PM
I c Pirates building a new young team by introducing new faces slowly bt surely
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Scoreman Joined: 19 Aug 2017
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Scoreman Sep 20, 2017 04:13 PM
my sources told me Khompela hired personal bodyguard he he he even told my sources that he is hired by Senior mocowung not this lousy mouth fans who always looking for everything to blame,concluded the nugget one
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Hakeem X Joined: 21 Jan 2016
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Hakeem X Sep 20, 2017 04:10 PM
we have become such a joke...few lousy win and people are losing their mind,isayinde le ndlela,bucs is far,very far,no very very very far from their best...humiliation might still strike at anytime,even mediocre teams like fs star,chimps,amazulu etc can dish dat humiliation to us...hope we sign atleast 10 players in jan,jali,ramagalela,monare,rus ike,ntshangase etc.
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kingMzu Joined: 22 Apr 2014
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kingMzu Sep 20, 2017 04:06 PM
Ths is th best start since 2009/10 whr we went 7 matches wthout conceding
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Pirates pay revenge Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Pirates pay revenge Sep 20, 2017 04:01 PM
You will hear some donkeys crying for Kompelo to leave the club tonight
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Tom Po KeCanon Joined: 16 Apr 2017
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Tom Po KeCanon Sep 20, 2017 03:59 PM
Focus on top8. No need to swell your head

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