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Bengu hints Pirates on major improvements.

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Makhosonke Bhengu has noted the slow pace of his former side in terms of getting positive results and has identified two key positions that needs special attention at the Buccaneers. 

Orlando Pirates have started their season very slowly and that has forced coaches, Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids to steer the ship as caretaker coaches, taking the ropes from Josef Zinnbauer who called it quits earlier in the season.


Bhengu believes that both men (Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids) can still bring good change at the club, as long as they are given the respect they need and trusted to achieve things with the team.


"They need to be patient, they need to be given space and time. Working under pressure can also give them more challenges. It is still early days to panic. Nothing has been achieved in the league just yet," 

"The coaches must be given space and be allowed to do their jobs without focusing on whether they are good enough for the job or not." 


The Buccaneers have been seen on an a run of inconsistent results this season and according to Bhengu, the biggest challenge at the club is their midfield department and defence.


"'I think they must speak about their defence and midfield. They must be honest because that is their biggest challenge for now. They have been conceding a lot of unnecessary goals and their combination play is not really heppening."  - Bhengu


Orlando Pirates have also suffered major set-backs in terms injuries which force them to make unplanned tactical changes. Just this past weekend, the club made an attempt to bolster their midfield department with the introduction of an Academy player Simiso Bophela. The youngster had a good debut for the sea robbers and even receive high praise for his energy and work rate.


Sources: Soccer Laduma


https://www.soccerladuma.co.za/news/articles/local/categories/orlando-pirates/challenges-identified-at-orlando-pirates/707297

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