Cape Town - Orlando Pirates legend and current assistant
Coach, Teboho Moloi, says that despite having no off season break his players are
still at full fitness and ready for their AC Leopards clash.
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The Buccaneers played in a warm up game against the Wits
University Varsity Cup side in order to prepare for what should be a tough away
game in Republic of Congo.
“At this stage finding good opposition is not very easy
because most of the teams are on break,” Moloi told the club’s official
“We requested to play Wits on a field that closely matches
the conditions in Congo… the field we played on was bumpy and uneven and of
course this suits us perfectly.”
“The objective was just to get our players back on game
mode, the performance wasn’t fantastic which was to be expected, but our key
objective was to play in a bumpy field against good opposition and we achieved
“We are not too concerned about the guys physical fitness
levels though because our players are pretty fit.
“We have also been topping them up and working extremely
hard on our anaerobic endurance this week to make sure we are fully match fit
when we face off against AC Leopards.”
“We have a relatively injury free squad, with the exception
of Khethokwakhe Masuku who has a thigh strain and Lucky Lekgwathi who is still
recovering from his injuries.”
Pirates face Leopards on Saturday, 27 June 2015, at Stade
Denis Sassou Nguesso Stadium.
Kick-off is at 16:30 (SA time).