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Orlando Pirates far from being a complete team says assistant coach Fadlu Davids

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Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi (Gallo Images)
Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi (Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids insists they have a long way to go before Bucs are anywhere near being the complete team.

The Buccaneers beat Moroka Swallows 1-0 in a tightly contested DStv Premiership encounter on Saturday thanks to a goal by substitute Tshegofatso Mabasa in the second half.

Bucs are currently being coached by caretaker co-coaches Davids and Mandla Ncikazi in the absence of a head coach after the recent resignation of Josef Zinnbauer.

In an interview with media after Saturday's game, Davids said, though he is glad about Pirates' improved performance, he knows a lot more improvement is needed.

"In every match you play you have that pressure as a coach. We know that we needed the three points but more importantly, we needed a performance," Davids told the media.

"It is a process in terms of where the squad is. You lose a coach, and you have to look at what was good in the past and other things to improve on.

"We are in the process of trying to fix the team and most important is the performance. If we can perform this way, with more fluidity in our attack, more domination from start to finish and be able to do it for a certain period, that would be good.

"We are looking at the bigger picture. The results give you that extra boost, that momentum to go into the next game," he added.

The victory steered the Buccaneers to third on the log standings after three matches.

Pirates next face Chippa United on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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Fixtures
Wed 15 Sep 21 18:00 PM (SAST)
Cape Town City FC
Marumo Gallants FC
Athlone Stadium, Cape Town
Sun 24 Oct 21 15:30 PM (SAST)
Chippa United
Swallows
Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane
Sun 24 Oct 21 17:30 PM (SAST)
SuperSport Utd
Kaizer Chiefs
Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium, Pretoria, GT
Results
Sat 23 Oct 21
Cape Town City FC 4
Golden Arrows 3
Sat 23 Oct 21
Maritzburg United 1
TS Galaxy 0
Wed 20 Oct 21
Maritzburg United 0
Orlando Pirates 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
7
6
19
2. SuperSport Utd
7
4
15
3. Royal AM
7
4
13
4. Stellenbosch
7
3
13