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Pirates’ Analysis On Chiefs

Pirates Have Prepared Well For Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 03, 2018 01:10 PM

Orlando Pirates believe that they have prepared well for this afternoon’s match against Kaizer Chiefs.

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The much anticipated Soweto Derby match is only a few hours away, taking place at the iconic FNB Stadium.

Speaking to the media earlier in the week, Bucs’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena explained how his side have prepared for Chiefs.

“I think the key to their game model is the three centre-halves that control the half spaces, especially the lateral centre-halves. They have done something slightly different on the right in relation to what they do on the left with the three centre-halves, particularly since Rama played where you find Ramahlwe Mphahlele doing behaviours that are looking like a false centre-half that is taking up aggressive fullback position also in certain moments,” said Mokwena. 

“They have wingbacks that are extremely aggressive with possibilities to come into the final third and bring an element of surprise in terms of creating width and bringing the ball into the box. Their build-up play is heavily reliant on where they position their lateral centre-backs,” he added.

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“Critical to them, not only is the formation and the structure, but is what they want to do with the formation and the structure.

“You’ve got the possibility of them playing with one sitting midfielder or two sitting midfielders, and (Willard) Katsande drops a little bit, and sometimes creates a line of four that allows Rama to be a bit more aggressive on the right hand side. He’s there to consolidate and look after counter-attack situations where to try and give them numerical stability.

“There’s a lot of detail on Kaizer Chiefs. We’ve done our analysis. I think we’re playing against a very, very well coached team that is extremely well structured,” concluded the assistant coach. 

 


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Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Mar 03, 2018 02:39 PM
Koqhuma nhlamvana ezinye zofekela!! Qhude manikiniki mnike isongwe lakhe!Zasha!!!!
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setlaboswana Mar 03, 2018 02:31 PM
What Rhulani is saying is too academic. Is what the as Coaches learn during their courses, in reality fau defend with 9 players.
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setlaboswana Mar 03, 2018 01:58 PM
@MIX n MATCH, ke hona mokhalabje. Good luck against Pirates.
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Mtwesi Mar 03, 2018 01:56 PM
Wrong analysing kikikikikikikiki
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Benny Mathenjwa Mar 03, 2018 01:54 PM
Ask pitso about chiefs
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Benny Mathenjwa Mar 03, 2018 01:53 PM
Chiefs is not chippa
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MIX n MATCH Mar 03, 2018 01:47 PM
@setlaboswana ...My advocate howzit ?
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setlaboswana Mar 03, 2018 01:45 PM
Easy to plan against fau, 10 men wall is what you are going to face.
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MIX n MATCH Mar 03, 2018 01:42 PM
We are going to mesmerize chimpanzees....
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Atang.44 Mar 03, 2018 01:38 PM
Rhulani is KING,Now Bra Steve is struggling to come up with plan B if there's any.
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Jmaxwell26 Mar 03, 2018 01:36 PM
I can't wait for the mighty Amakhosi to give this small animals with a long tails life lessons.i expect that tswi tswi noise in the holes tonight.
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MIX n MATCH Mar 03, 2018 01:35 PM
Sir Rhulani wethu ....
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smo Mar 03, 2018 01:35 PM
Right as this moment Khompi is sweating his pants with nervousness not knowing what to do. Smart Rhulani..
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Tikzoe1 Mar 03, 2018 01:34 PM
This is the day i wish chiefs cud loose to Pirates i want Poppy to finally see that khompela is not helping being a chiefs coach... we are out of the race Pirates stands a gud chance so they shud win this derby.
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Thokozani_Shezi Mar 03, 2018 01:33 PM
Rhulani
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chiefs is useless Mar 03, 2018 01:25 PM
@Ruud-Krol(mugabel) what tactic would they deploy if they deviate from their most efficient working tactic ? Rhulani is a smart boy he is squeezing Kiwi Khompela to try a new strategy in a big game which might backfire....and khompela might fall into the trap
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Mar 03, 2018 01:16 PM
Now this is very foolish, how do you publicly analyse your opponent's tactics before the match? What if they read this and change their tactics? This Rhulani is getting too excited now.

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