Xola Mlambo identifies fix for Orlando Pirates' situation

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Pirates have won just two of their first 10 matches of the season, including defeats in the opening rounds of the CAF Champions League and MTN8.

Coach Rhulani Mokwena has also managed just one win in seven games since taking over from Milutin Sredojevic, as they currently find themselves in eighth position on the Absa Premiership table, with nine points from seven matches.

Xola Mlambo believes it is at this time that the team needs to show up for one another in support and admits it has been difficult to stomach the two recent defeats despite having scored six goals.

“We have to stand with each other and work as a team; we have to motivate one another and lift each other up,” said Mlambo.

“For a team to do well, all team members have to be [singing] on the same tune, so it only requires us as a team to work as a team in order to change the situation around.

“It’s quite puzzling that we haven’t gotten the results that we wished for, I mean, we’ve been working very hard, scoring goals, but with lady luck not our side, it has come out to be what it was.

“And we can’t run away from the situation, we have to face it head on and we’ll work very hard to turn things around.”

The Buccaneers' next task comes in the Telkom Knockout Last 16, with a clash against Stellenbosch at Orlando Stadium this Saturday (18h00).