Fadlu comments on Pirates task ahead

Premiership

Orlando Pirates interim coach Fadlu Davids has issued a message ahead of his first game in charge in the absence of head coach Josef Zinnbauer.

Pirates will face Bloemfontein Celtic this evening under the guidance of their assistant coach after Zinnbauer had to rush back to Germany to attend to his 24-year-old son, who is in a critical condition in hospital.

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Davids, who has been at the club since Milutin Sredojevic's tenure, is no stranger to the Bucs setup and will be hoping to kick on from their MTN8 Soweto Derby victory at the weekend.

However, while admitting that the win over Kaizer Chiefs certainly lifted the team's spirits, the former Maritzburg United mentor has warned that the players need not dwell on that success as they shift focus to the DStv Premiership.

"When you come off a good result, it definitely lifts the mood and brings the togetherness and team spirit up," said Davids on the club's platforms.

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"If you analyse the secret to the success, there was a lot of good things tactically, yes, but the most important thing was the team effort and the team structure – working as a team and not as individuals.

"Now it's a [case of], on the one hand, to carry that momentum into the next game but not to dwell on the past success, and to put all the focus into the next PSL match."

Kick-off at Dr Molemela Stadium is scheduled for 19h30.

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