Ex-Bucs captain happy with Fadlu, Mandla

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Former Orlando Pirates captain Willem Jackson has applauded the club's technical team as the Buccaneers aim to move a step closer to continental glory this weekend.

Jackson praised his former side's performance after a much-needed win over Stellenbosch FC in their mid-week encounter at Danie Craven Stadium on Wednesday.

A goal by midfielder Collins Makgaka and a Deon Hotto brace saw a rampant Pirates side defeat Stellenbosch in a crucial win.

"I think what was missing was that hunger to score goals," Jackson tells Kickoff.com.

"But you know sometimes you need luck also. The coaches are doing a sterling job working on finishing.

"It was just time for them to sit back and say 'listen, our chances will come and when they come we will make sure we score.

"It's good they scored three goals, I mean they could have scored more.

"A good thing is they were playing away from home which means if they play at home the next game they can score more goals. I do believe coaches Fadlu and Mandla they've been working tirelessly on finishing.

"The players still pass the ball even when they are in the box. You know when you get into that area just take a shot anything can happen.

"Somebody can follow up and you can see Hotto was hungry."

The victory sees Buccaneers increase their points tally to 18 points in 12 matches.

Pirates next face a difficult away trip in the CAF Confederation Cup to the Atlantic Coast city of Monrovia, Liberia where LPRC Oilers will be their hosts at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Stadium on Sunday evening (18:00).

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