A peak inside Pirates' preparations


Orlando Pirates offered a glimpse into their preparations for their upcoming fixture against Chippa United when they hosted the media at their Rand Stadium base on Wednesday.

Despite their tough spell of late, Pirates were in jovial spirits ahead of Saturday’s clash in which they will be hoping to end their winless run of six matches.

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Having endured a difficult period following the abrupt departure of head coach Milutin Sredojevic, it has been Rhulani Mokwena’s mission to reignite the flame within his squad.

He has since introduced a Training Cup, which had many fans talking. Some saw the bigger picture of what the young tactician was trying to achieve, while other expressed their embarrassment as they deemed it desperation.

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Nonetheless, the players’ training intensity was high prior to the handing over of the trophy, with only Ben Motshwari and Vincent Pule absent from the session as they continue their rehabilitation from an ankle and thigh injury respectively.

Check out the images in the gallery above to see some of the action that took place…

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