Coach Sredojevic and his technical team started putting players through a series of tests and medical assessments. Photo:

JOHANNESBURG – After spending almost a month away from the training field, Orlando Pirates have started their pre-season training.

Last week coach Micho Sredojevic and his technical team started putting players through a series of tests, starting with some medical assessments.

The assessments are an integral part of the club’s pre-season programme as the club’s Sports Scientist, Warren Engelbrecht explained.

“Before any work starts, we need to know at what level our players are at. This is a very important aspect of pre-season because without knowing what level your players are, you may end up with a lot of injuries. 

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“As a strength and conditioning department, our job is to ensure that we prepare the players to be able to endure what will be a gruelling season.”

As is normal for most clubs during pre-season, teams tend to begin their programmes with bloated squads. For the Buccaneers it will be no different.

The current squad complement sits at around 45. However, as the pre-season progresses, the technical team will reduce that to a manageable number closer to the start of the 2018/19 season. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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