Fadlu Davids rallies Orlando Pirates players, coaches and supporters

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Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids says it’s crunch time for the players, technical team, as well as the supporters, who all need to push collectively in the last two games.

Pirates are just over 180 minutes away from “the promised land”, if they can hold onto their current standing on the Absa Premiership log table.

The league leaders are currently on a four-match winning run and, should they continue in this fashion, are odds on to lift their first championship in seven years.

But Cape Town City and Polokwane City lay in wait to ultimately decide whether this would become a reality, and Davids has now called on the collective efforts of everyone involved with the club to pull in one direction in order to achieve their target.

“Credit has to go to the players for coming through the last four matches successfully, but now it’s really required of them to push the boundaries,” comment Davids on his club’s channel.

“This not only in terms of their physical aspect but also really in terms of their thinking, and to not be satisfied only with four wins in a row but to try and get the fifth and sixth.

“That’s really what it’s about now and it’s about going out of their comfort zone. We require all our available players to now all move in the same direction, which will require team spirit.

“This goes for not only the players but the technical team, staff and, of course, most importantly the supporters, who we’d like to come out in Cape Town to give us that support and be the 12th man, so that we can be successful in our target.”

The Buccaneers' penultimate clash will take place at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off set for 15h00.

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