Pirates delight as Peprah gets off the mark with brace

Premiership

Co-coach Mandla Ncikazi was delighted as striker Kwame Peprah opened his Orlando Pirates account with an impressive brace in a 2-1 win over Marumo Gallants at Orlando Stadium.

Kwame scored in quick succession in the 24th and 26th minute after former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphelele Ntshangashe gave the visitors the lead in Monday's DStv Premiership encounter.

The win sees the Buccaneers move into second position in the standings behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who suffered their first defeat to AmaZulu.

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"Peprah has always shown good signs where he was perhaps unlucky in some moments," Ncikazi said.

"As a technical team, we have a responsibility to support him where it's important that we see the game as coaches and not like everybody else.

"He was not scoring but still contributing to the team setup and buildups in attack where he would provide assists if possible.

"That's his contributions which is how we saw the match. I'm also very happy that he started scoring today."

Pirates next host Sundowns slayers AmaZulu in their final DStv Premiership clash of the year on Thursday in a shootout to finish in second position.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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