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Bucs Leave No Stone Unturned In Preparing For Downs

Orlando Pirates Take Aim At Mamelodi Sundowns

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 12, 2018 05:16 PM

Orlando Pirates are leaving no stone unturned in preparing for their upcoming match against Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium this weekend.

Read: Jele To Return For Bucs V Downs? 

Milutin Sredojevic and his technical team are keen on turning things around against Downs, following some unsatisfactory results for Bucs against their Tshwane opponents in recent months. 

In their league match in the first round of the season, Bucs lost 1-3 against Downs at Orlando Stadium in November, with Hlompho Kekana scoring two great goals for the Tshwane outfit as well as one from Anthony Laffor, while Marc van Heerden scored the only one for the Soweto giants. 

The last time Pirates visited Loftus for their league match in February last year, they were beaten 6-0 by Sundowns. Bucs’ assistant coach, Rhulani Mokwena, was spotted watching from the stands at Cape Town Stadium during the match for Ajax Cape Town and Sundowns on Tuesday – on his birthday.  

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It is understood that Mokwena was in the Mother City on a mission to study his former employers in preparation for Saturday’s match.

For Pirates to keep their hopes of winning the PSL title alive, they have to close the eight-point gap between them and Sundowns at the top half of the log.

Bucs are currently on 23 points while Downs have accumulated 31 points and are at the summit of the Absa Premiership log at the moment.

Read: Dikwena Give Latest On Club Sale 

Bucs will be without their captain, Thabo Matlaba, as he will be serving his one-match suspension for accumulating four yellows cards this season.  


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Peter seepe Joined: 21 Jan 2018
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Peter seepe Jan 22, 2018 02:06 PM
Thanks rhulani
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rise up Joined: 05 Jan 2018
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rise up Jan 13, 2018 10:02 AM
other team that pack shosholoza against pizza,they beat him,wena u r weekend special of Pizza
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old dog Joined: 24 Feb 2016
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old dog Jan 13, 2018 10:01 AM
I don't mind gabuza missing chances upfront as he also creates n hold the ball nicely for clever midfielders to score but I have a big problem with makola's style of play. He's useless, he doesn't create, doesn't score n doesn't mark. Each time he plays I know 80% of the time we lose. In today's game I'll rather have these 2(above mentioned) watching from(makola, stands) n (gabuza from the bench). Sundowns isnt as dangerous as they seem even RamaG knows that(he collected 6cool points from them). They can be matched by any PSL club
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Michaeltshigama Jan 13, 2018 09:47 AM
Rats is our Sasco daily bread
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Michaeltshigama Jan 13, 2018 09:46 AM
We gonna bliksem Rats with an avalanche of goals
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Michaeltshigama Jan 13, 2018 09:46 AM
Rats will leave Pretoria with their tails between their legs
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BucsEternally Jan 13, 2018 09:23 AM
We Have The Best Team Capable Of Beating Anyone And Micho Knows That While Clueless Fans Are Misleading Us Into Thinking Our Team Lack Quality And Its Amazing Because Even Pitso Knows It And Said It Every Chance He Got About How Much He Enjoys This Fixture Because He Knows He Will Be Matched Pound For Pound Unlike Other Teams That Pack Shosholoza Against Him
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Tabali Jan 13, 2018 09:15 AM
There was a video that went viral in social network proposing the regulation of score. My question is, what if Sundowns scored 3 goals before halftime and Pirates with no reply? Is Pirates fans going to misbehave again?
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BucsEternally Jan 13, 2018 09:14 AM
Let Me See,downs Have Tau,we Have Memela,they Have Themba Zwane And We Have Mpho Makola And Some Clueless Fans Say We Lack Quality
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BucsEternally Jan 13, 2018 09:04 AM
I Would Welcome Makola Back To the Team Today,we Need Him!
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michael.swartbooi@gmail.com Jan 13, 2018 08:07 AM
Good match in prospect today,Sundowns will overcome stubborn bucs again with a 2-1 win.
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Paninho Jan 13, 2018 07:48 AM
@the rocker Unesibindi
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Paninho Jan 13, 2018 07:43 AM
@The Bucsboss You are matured enough my brother. #Kby
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the rocker Jan 13, 2018 07:43 AM
Kdw ke thina abanye nje asinavalo asinesabi maSunflops nesatshwa yilabo abanokholo oluncane 4 I Buccaneer. Pirates 2-0 Sunflops MARK MY WORDS asinavalo!!!!!!!!!
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the rocker Jan 13, 2018 07:36 AM
We have wht it takes to wallop sunflops if & only if we convert our chances all the time thy beat us coz they convert theirs nd we fail thts whn we get a hiding
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the rocker Jan 13, 2018 07:31 AM
We have wht it takes to wallop sunflops if & only if we convert our chances all the time thy beat us coz they convert theirs nd we fail thts whn we get a hiding
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The Bucsboss Jan 13, 2018 07:09 AM
I discus football than anything els.We all know that Sondowns have an uperhand when they play against Pirates.But this is a new yet to be played game in 2018,with both teams looking forward for the best.To my knowllage,this game have three official language on the outcome,that is a win,draw,and lose.A won is a must for both,but a draw is an equal share of the outcome.The lose is as well known as part of the language used.I will respect any outcome of the game.Up The Bucs.
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Relebogilek Jan 13, 2018 07:07 AM
these time around Bucs will give dunusa 2-0
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TeeyJay-Ntolo-Bucs1 Jan 13, 2018 06:51 AM
Let's try with what we have...but I'll be brutally honest here..we don't match them in terms of quality! They've everything and we rely on average players
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Tcha15 Jan 13, 2018 06:45 AM
They are preparing for half dozen, while their fans are busy smoking weeds and drinking any kind of alcohol ( Ntakunyisa, Thothoto, Zamalek etc) prepairing themselves to evade the pitch again.

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