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Mkhalele: Pirates Were Hungry

Pirates Legend Discusses This Season's Changes

By Kyle Smith - Aug 27, 2017 10:00 AM @KyleLaduma

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Helman Mkhalele has shared his opinion on the team’s start to the new campaign.

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Pirates had a season to forget in 2016/17, having finished outside of the top eight for the first time in the PSL era, but, having opened the season with a home win against Chippa United and a draw away to Baroka FC, Mkhalele believes that there has been a notable change in the way that the team has played, so far.

“I saw some very big changes in the team,” he told Soccer Laduma. “In the games they’ve played, you could see that they were hungry. The fighting spirit was there for the players, individually and collectively.” 

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Mkhalele did have some reservations, however, saying that the team’s fitness is still not up to scratch, but added that he expects the fitness levels to reach an optimal level in time.

“I saw how they worked so hard, right up until the 70th minute,” he continued. “But then I felt that the level of fitness that they need was not yet there. Last season, they weren’t as fit as is expected of them, but, this time around, I could see that it’s just the beginning of the season and it’s coming through from last season. They are just going to need a few more games to reach that high level of fitness.”

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Pirates now have a short break, with the team only playing again on 12 September, at home, against Ajax Cape Town. 


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Maybe that off break wl in a way that players get to know hw to play along each other & have more attacking plus pressuring opponents
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I think they should sign bance Burkina Faso international and Ghanaian player who be friend with Morrison
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so Cowditer y putting that cow on ur article pic?
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guffy10 Aug 27, 2017 12:00 PM
The only change that I saw is the Technical team and some playing personnel as for results come on This was 3rd win in the raw against Chippa,3rd draw in the raw against Baroka so What has changed with Pirates
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Babewami Aug 27, 2017 11:52 AM
There in no hunger in dis team, they scored 1 goal n set back. Ododi laba
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MR.Bucs Aug 27, 2017 11:44 AM
We are lacking on the Middle and in the striking force.
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MR.Bucs Aug 27, 2017 11:42 AM
We need Forwards coach, just like these European teams, Jerry Sikhosana is needed there, we waste lot of goalscoring opportunities against Both Baroka and Chippa we could have scored +2 Goals, our forwards decision making is too poor, if we can bring Skosana the Legs of thunder the job can be bit easy for Micho and Rhulani. The more their job is bit easy is the more we become dangerous technical.
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setlaboswana Aug 27, 2017 11:23 AM
Edward Motale had since disappeared, Pirates made him looks like a pathological liar. All his predictions last season didn't come out right.
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