Absa Premiership

Pirates spine needs attention - Moloi

2015-05-11 14:27
Tebogo Moloi (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates assistant coach Tebogo Moloi believes the Soweto giants need to acquire a central defender, central midfielder and a striker in the off-season.

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The Buccaneers' defence has been in shambles this season, leaking 29 goals in 30 league matches.

Moloi also feels that age is catching up with the reliable combination of Rooi Mahamutsa and Siyabonga Sangweni, both 33, while the void left by the departure of Andile Jali remains open in midfield.

"One area that needs attention is our spine," he told Football411.

"I feel that if there are areas that we really need to enforce in preparation for next season, it's got to be our spine.

"That's being the central defense; I think we are also missing a central midfielder and another striker.

"Then add one or two wingers and we will be able to compete with the best in Africa.

Although the season is over domestically, Pirates still have a CAF Confederations Cup fixture against AS Kaloumn of Conakry, Guinea, with the first leg to be played at the Stade Modibo Keita in Mali due to Ebola fears in the West African country.

The return leg will be hosted Pirates at the Orlando Stadium on 6 June.

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