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Bucs Aim For Good Start In Season Opener

Orlando Pirates Target Highlands Park Scalp In First Game Of The Season

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 01, 2018 09:21 AM

Orlando Pirates will be aiming for a good start in their opening game of the season against Highlands Park.

The Buccaneers will get to host the Lions of the North at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening in their opening game of the season. 

Read: Bucs’ New Signing To Miss First Two Matches, Update On Injured Duo   

During the 2016/17 season before the Lions of the North were relegated to the NFD, both games between them and Bucs ended in draws.

The two teams drew 2-2 in the first round league game in December 2016, with the second round game in April 2017 ending in a 0-0 draw.

Bucs’ captain Happy Jele says Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s team will be aiming for a winning start to the new season.     

“For us, it’s very important, it’s going to show how ready we are in terms of the new season and it’s going to motivate each and every one to believe that this season we have to perform. And obviously it’s for the supporters, we want them to come more to the stadium. If they come more to the stadium we will perform very well,” Jele said to the media this week.

Read: What Next For Konqobe After Chiefs Trial?

Bucs will be without Abel Mabaso due to suspension from the red card he picked last season while still with Chippa United, while there have been doubts over fitness levels of Thabo Qalinge and Thembinkosi Lorch after they picked up injuries during pre-season matches.   

“For now we just have to focus on playing each and every game and try to perform and maintain the standard that we were in last season… perform very well so that we make sure also the supporters are coming to the stadium, make our chairman proud with each and every game and we will see what will happen afterwards,” concluded Jele.


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hungry dog Joined: 02 Jun 2018
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hungry dog Aug 02, 2018 03:47 AM
Let's go out there and disappoint the new comers # in micho we believe
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bucshooligan 1 Aug 01, 2018 01:50 PM
Good luck guys.Please no draw or lose
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shezin22 Aug 01, 2018 12:11 PM
Jele still stand big up homie u d one for d future still.
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lebhaka08 Aug 01, 2018 12:02 PM
@Schakos wish they continue where they left last season. wonderful performences
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lebhaka08 Aug 01, 2018 11:59 AM
i wish the boys well, first win will be important but football ayina therefore.... up the bucs
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toothless khoza Aug 01, 2018 10:55 AM
they try buy all means to make rats win first game and wishing us to draw with dunu n I knw they r going to draw
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pato Aug 01, 2018 10:39 AM
@wash & wear foodseek wena zebra, mind your own business, starless supporter
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Mtwesi Aug 01, 2018 10:37 AM
So pirates will drew again coz they always struggle against this team 2-2 and 0-0 means they don't beat this team
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pato Aug 01, 2018 10:37 AM
I will be there at orlando stadium#treble loading
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Sbo$Bucs Aug 01, 2018 10:32 AM
Breaking news: Solinas have never won any cup for the past 11 years. Yerr I feel sorry for my neighbour.
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@SCHUSTE Aug 01, 2018 10:25 AM
@Wash&Wear instead of being worried about your poor skinned ZebraS that will be facing Mamelodi Prison you busy focusing at Pirates eish you cant hide your love for this TEAM kikikikik cowppoter of the year
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kgotso kgatla Aug 01, 2018 10:20 AM
The way my team has been on media about how well prepered they are,its like we going to see 5-0 scores this season.lets see what the hype is all about on the ground..time has arrived and saterday SKOTING is the day
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jazzman89 Aug 01, 2018 10:13 AM
@wash & wear that domkop Mshini was still working for u..once Ajax dump him he must never be allowed to work in Mzansi
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Schakos Aug 01, 2018 10:13 AM
Positive vibes at Mayfair
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Aug 01, 2018 10:08 AM
@JamieM you EATED us last season bcoz of your charcoal uncle komphela was clueless
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mpondo.v Aug 01, 2018 10:03 AM
past is past, beware of Pirates F. C kuzobalekwa.
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JamieM Aug 01, 2018 10:01 AM
Wena wash & wear you talk way too much. We hit you hard last season and this one we will hit you even harder with your "scathamiya mbube group"
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setlaboswana Aug 01, 2018 09:52 AM
Highlands Park will not want to go down this time around, builders should expect a very difficult assignment.
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wash & wear Aug 01, 2018 09:47 AM
i remember muhsin fooling imizwilili hobos telling them he will win cups n play sexy football jiki jiki jiki 6 mabone from supersport..........so wena mandela bridge jele thulaaaa maaaan
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jazzman89 Aug 01, 2018 09:45 AM
Can we get our 3points naw already???

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