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Palacios: Mobara and Norodien will adapt

2017-01-17 10:52
Abbubaker Mobara (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios wants fans to be patient with Abbubaker Mobara and Riyaad Norodien as they come to terms with the pressure of playing for the club.

Former coach Muhsin Ertugral signed the duo in July for a combined reported fee of R5m, however, they have garnered little game-time under Palacios - with the Peruvian mentor citing their need to adapt to the magnitude of playing for the Soweto giants.

"They need some time to adapt to the pressure and responsibilities at Pirates," he told Sowetan Live.

"The pressure at Pirates is not the same as the pressure at other clubs, so I think we should not criticise the Cape Town players.

"Look at (Clayton) Daniels. Look how long it took him to adapt (in Gauteng). He was at Sundowns and then Celtic and now he is at SuperSport. Some players need time.

"I think also Ayanda (Nkosi), Gift (Motupa), Donald (Makondelela) and Thabiso (Kutumela) need time to adapt to life at Pirates."

The Mayfair based-outfit have been working on their finishing in training, due to their over reliance on forward Tendai Ndoro, who has been responsible for 11 of their 15 goals scored thus far in the Premiership.          

"We have been working on finishing and (defending) set pieces," he added.

"Ndoro has been scoring, but we need more players to score. We will correct this and give confidence to everyone. I hope we can satisfy the supporters."

Palacios will be back in the Pirates technical area when the PSL resumes next month.

The Buccaneers travel to Ellis Park to face Wits on Friday, February 3.

Kick off is at 20:00.

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