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Orlando Pirates Ready To Break Soweto Derby Curse

Mabena explains how the Soweto team benefited from their former manager, Scott Chickelday;With the arrival of Scott Chickelday, we saw an increased goalscoring output from Orlando Pirates. During his short tenure, we scored 11 goals in five matches, which is a testament to his ability to sharpen our attack.”

Mabena praised the influence the former strikers coach had on Pirates before his contract ended. With the Soweto Derby taking place on Saturday, goals will be essential and Mabena believes that Bucs are still benefitting from the sessions Chickelday had with the squad.

What He Said: “He made a big impact on the offensive end of the field. We scored a lot of goals when he was on the team, and it was because of the drills we did in practice. We focused on set pieces and shooting, which we practiced often.”

Orlando Pirates Ready To Break Soweto Derby Curse

“Despite his departure, the team has continued to find the back of the net, having scored 11 goals in the five matches since his departure. Although his time with the club was brief, the team has not forgotten the lessons he has taught them and has continued to strive for success,” Mabena added.

After his departure, Pirates recently faced Maritzburg United in the South African Premier Soccer League and secured the victory with a score of 21.

This season, the Sea Robbers have only scored two or more goals in a league match twice; a 31 win against Golden Arrows and a 41 victory over Stellenbosch.

Interestingly, Chickelday was still a part of the team during these matches. Pirates are aiming to qualify for the Nedbank Cup and the CAF Champions League, thus it is essential for them to keep up their goalscoring form.

Mabena, who has only played one game for Orlando Pirates this season, might be included as Orlando Pirates hope to put an end to their fourgame losing streak against Chiefs.







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