Sait: Pirates must deal with splits in camp


Former Orlando Pirates defender Kamaal Sait is very happy with the Soweto giants’ squad and believes it is strong enough to challenge the runaway log leaders.

The Buccaneers have been quiet in the current transfer window compared to the previous one, though the club's faithful are still waiting for management to make an announcement of their first big-name signing.

However, it seems that the good performances from the likes of Kwame Peprah and Olisa Ndah produced in the first round have created some sort of a dilemma for co-coaches Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids.

"Just before the break the Ghanaian striker that they signed, Peprah, he started scoring also you know,” the former Swallows FC assistant coach tells

"They are saying Pirates got problems in defense, but if you look at the squad, they've got capable enough players to be able to play for the rest of the season.

“It's just a matter of players working together because I believe there's a lot of 'we've been there' attitude. So I don't think (bringing in more) playing personnel is going to make a difference.

“I just think they need everyone to pull together to achieve one common objective, which is to challenge Sundowns for the league, and of course hopefully win a cup competition. I don't know if it's true but rumour has it there's a lot of fighting you know, there are camps and groups.

"If they can sort those things first then I think they've got a good squad. I'm not so worried about them signing new players, they just need to pull together to be honest. That is my view. You can bring three, four, five new players, but if the camp is split, you know people don't want to work together, and anyway, that is not gonna help in any case,” he said.