No fire in weakened Bucs

2008-07-22 00:00

Durban — Orlando Pirates new coach Rudi Krol’s gamble of fielding a weakened side against English and European champions Manchester United in the second match of the Vodacom Challenge backfired at a near capacity Kings Park Stadium on Tuesday night as the Red Devils ran out easy 1-0 winners.

Krol, the former Dutch international defender, left out most of his first team regulars and fielded a reserve strength side against a club rated as the best in world soccer at present.

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