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Davids reveals how Pirates coaches' plan came together against The Birds on Saturday afternoon

The Orlando Pirates avenged their recent cup loss to Swallows FC by winning 1-0 in a meeting with PSL at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Tshegofatso Mabasa came off the bench to score what turned out to be the only goal of the Soweto Derby meeting which saw Ntsako Makhubela make his official debut for the Buccaneers.

Orlando Pirates coach Fadlu Davids revealed after Saturday's 1-0 DStv Premiership win against Swallows FC that Bucs' technical team anticipated counterpart Brandon Truter's substitutions, and this would allow them a chance for an impact change of their own.

Davids said he and co-coach Mandla Ncikazi had identified ahead of their team's opening win of 2021-22 in the original Soweto derby at Orlando Stadium that Truter tends to make a double substitution of his wingers in the second half, and this leads to a game opening up.

True to their research, Truter replaced ineffective Monnapule Saleng and Dillon Solomons in the 58th minute with Keletso Makgalwa and King Ndlovu.

A minute later Davids and Ncikazi brought on Tshegofatso Mabasa for Deon Hotto, and the big striker provided a focal

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