Orlando Pirates back at training ahead of Platinum Stars clash
Posted: 9 January 2017 Time: 09:55
Orlando Pirates' players returned to training today knowing more is expected of them in the second half of the season.
Bucs ended 2016 with back-to-back defeats to Maritzburg United and Bloemfontein Celtic, leaving them in 10th place on the table with 18 points from 13 games - seven points shy of log leaders SuperSport United and five ahead of the drop zone.
Interim coach Augusto Palacios cut a dejected figure after the loss to Celtic on December 20, but will continue to steer the ship as club boss Irvin Khoza sources a successor for Muhsin Ertugral, who quit Mayfair in November.
Khoza is expected to take stern action in the new year against ill-disciplined players as the Soweto giants seek to revive their campaign when they next meet Platinum Stars at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on February 8.
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