Absa Premiership

Pirates are fit and injury free

2015-06-23 13:15
Teboho Moloi (Gallo Images)

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 website.

“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 just that.”

“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).

 

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