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.
“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)