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Bucs Coach: We Are Building For Years And Years

Orlando Pirates Rebuilding For Years To Come

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 02, 2018 02:49 PM

Under Milutin Sredojevic and Rhulani Mokwena, Orlando Pirates are in the process of rebuilding, following some disappointing results and statistics in recent seasons. 

Read – Bucs’ Mokwena: The Derby Holds Special Memories  

Although Pirates are with a chance of competing with Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs for the league title this season, talk in the Bucs’ camp has always been about taking each game as it comes. 

Speaking to the media this week, Mokwena compared Pirates’ plans to those of the other teams.

“I’ve heard even the other coaches of the two other teams speak of process. When you are ahead in your process, you are ahead… you’ve started a few years before the others. You, generally, should have the advantage,” said the Pirates assistant coach.  

“We are talking about the process uptown that started five seasons ago. The team, by virtue of being ahead of the process, should be able to walk away with the league title,” he said.    

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“We then have our neighbours who have started the process with their coach three seasons ago. When they speak of process, it should already indicate to you that they should have that advantage and therefore have a little bit more of a benefit in terms of trying to compete,” added Mokwena.   

So far this season, Sundowns have accumulated 40 points, Pirates are on 36 points, while Chiefs have 35 points on their tally.

“We aren’t at that stage yet. We are only asking, not for time, but we are asking for a little bit of leeway and space to be able to build this team so that at the time when you guys (media) are asking whether we are competitive or not, whether we are title chasers or not, we can sit with you and not play games with you and say, ‘We are competing’.

“At this moment in time, we are not at that stage yet. We are building a team. We are building something that we want to last for years and years and years. That has got its own process. You can’t short-circuit it. You’ve got to build the game model, and when you have to build the game model, you’ve got other technical elements that you’ve got to consider. That’s where we are and it’s not going to happen in one season. It needs a little bit more time.

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“At the same time, we understand that the supporters want results. As much as you are rebuilding, and you’re trying to change the culture and the face of the football that is played at Orlando Pirates, the supporters want results. We are aware of that, but that does not shift our focus. Our focus is on the process, and our focus is on building a stronger team,” concluded the tactician.   


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Ant_55 Joined: 22 Mar 2016
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Ant_55 Mar 14, 2018 04:02 PM
@wash & wear Wenja....... What do you have to say now nincompoop?!?!?!?!?!?! Ukhuluma k'phela ekubeni awazi lutho....nxa.
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Ant_55 Mar 05, 2018 07:22 AM
@wash & wear Sorry Broer..... You were saying? LOL ;-)
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truganjaman Joined: 14 Jul 2017
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truganjaman Mar 03, 2018 06:28 AM
Yes coach we just have 2 be patient as fans results will come,we can see what you're trying to do with this team.goodluck on your mission... shapa bhakaniya shapaaaaaa
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@azzaniawest Mar 02, 2018 08:07 PM
THAT IS WHY WE ARE PROMOTING FROM DEVELOPMENT TEAMS NOT BUYING CASUALTIES
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The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Mar 02, 2018 06:02 PM
I enjoy every moment when our technical team is interviewed.We don't fight for a win,wile we just do it happyly.Others were building the team the last five years,but there is no signs of maturity in the team.We are from a very poor finish last season,wile we make them see their poor performance.We are Here for business.#the derby is tomorrow.#UP THE BUCS.
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Sir A one Joined: 03 Apr 2017
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Sir A one Mar 02, 2018 05:48 PM
You guys micho and Rhulani can stay at pirates for de next 15 years I dnt mind we don't mind what ever good and great you do we behind it .......once n always ....
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Sobz Ndabs Mar 02, 2018 05:48 PM
Our technical team is on the right track, I wish the management can be patient & allow them to finish their contracts as there are positive signs that they can take us somewhere.
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The Bucsboss Mar 02, 2018 05:36 PM
Hi all my BUCS faithful.Its about time where we should relax and give our trust to our technical team.When Pitso took over as a Sundowns coach,Petrice supported him when the same fans sing his glory.We had a mixed feelings about Micho,but here we are today happy people are united again.Sundowns are favorites,but they are feeling the heat.The derby,and the really derby is tomorrow,and the best team will win.Makhosi,nani nonke Mabhakaniya,is not the time for fight,but is the time to pray for each other for a success.Let's lift ourselves up for the championship.Soweto is where this championship deserve to be.The derby is tomorrow.#UP THE BUCS.
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chiefs is useless Mar 02, 2018 05:17 PM
@wash & wear Baxter won the league in his season ,what did khompela win in 5 years at the zoo man.. and when Baxter left he called you guys idiots I now see what he was talking about...still praising him even after he called you idiots ? You must really be one hell of an idiot
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Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Mar 02, 2018 05:07 PM
A championship will be a bonus for us if that'll happen on the process of building citing we're not desperate unlike Kompela whose head is on the block if anything nagitive occurres tommorow
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Always a way Mar 02, 2018 05:06 PM
A championship will be a bonus for us if that can happen on the process of building citing we're not desperate unlike Kompela whose head is on the block if anything nagitive occurres tommorow
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zakumi.com Joined: 11 Nov 2017
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zakumi.com Mar 02, 2018 05:03 PM
This building will collapse tomorrow if foundation is not strong because winning against Chippa does not means u can walk over to chiefs!!
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patricmaboya@gmail.com Mar 02, 2018 04:55 PM
Who ever thinks that Orlando Pirates will beat Amakhosi that won't happen!!
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Sizwe wale Bucs. Joined: 11 Feb 2018
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Sizwe wale Bucs. Mar 02, 2018 04:48 PM
At least we can see what you are build. Unlike other coaches, who talk too much and act less.
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Sizwe wale Bucs. Mar 02, 2018 04:46 PM
At least we can see what you guys are building. You not just talking, you're acting towards achieving ya'll goal which is to build a compatitive team.
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nazzi the second Mar 02, 2018 04:45 PM
lol zebras and dunus are angry, i know the feeling when you know your rivals have a tactically aware coach you kind of live on the edge for the whole season, i was an angry rat when chiefs had Baxter because even when they didn't play nice football i always respected the approach that they are here not to lose
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m'ayanga Mar 02, 2018 04:41 PM
We are led madoda... We have a coach who is finally a coach.
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Mavusi_12 Mar 02, 2018 04:34 PM
RM
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DaBrisco Nation Joined: 09 Jun 2015
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DaBrisco Nation Mar 02, 2018 04:14 PM
But pirates fans are not patient at all . Ask Palacious and Muhsin Ertugral
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Nhlpato Mar 02, 2018 04:01 PM
Blocows like @wash & wear and @phazamisa r one and the same person so it means he is on drugs cos hes speaking to himslf and answering himslf maan heheheheheh

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