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Orlando Pirates assistant caretaker coach, Fadlu Davids has explained that he was forced to issue a tactical change by substituting Kwame Peprah at half-time during their 0-0 stalemate against Baroka FC.

The 20-year-old was hauled off for Tshegofatso Mabasa after just 45 minutes into Buccaneers draw against the Bakgakga in the DStv Premiership on Thursday evening at the Soweto Stadium. 


The Buccaneers dominated play but were unable to slashed the Polokwane based gutsy defence, even after a tactical change has been effected.


Pirates caretaker coach Fadlu Davids went ahead to explain his decision to swapped the former King Faisal goal poacher.


"Peprah did well in terms of getting into good positions and by creating that focal point, but then the touch or the support close to him was not really there," Davids explained after the match.


"We thought at half-time [that we needed] somebody slightly more mobile to give us both options by being the focal point [and being able to] sneak in their defensive line. Sometimes you need that movement in behind the line also.


"We thought Mabasaa brought that extra dimension to what Peprah would do, hence the substitution, but we are happy with his performance and with his contributions so far.


"Yes, there were some opportunities that he could maybe have done better with but it was just a tactical change, something different when we need more movement and giving us that focal point, which Mabasa brought."


By: Pascal Nii Gogo Amoah

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