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Captain Lucky Lekgwathi tells Goal.com that the situation at Pirates hasn’t improved since the Soweto derby, following another draw against Tuks this past weekend

Goal.com caught up with Orlando Pirates captain and veteran defender Lucky Lekgwathi after their 0-0 draw against University of Pretoria on Saturday night, and Lekgwathi admitted that Tuks made it difficult for them especially in the middle of the park.

However, the Bucs captain believes that the team hasn’t improved since the Soweto derby. Lekgwathi said their biggest challenge is to keep possession.

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“We have improved from training and not in the game situation. It all started during the Soweto derby. We lost the ball cheaply. We did the same against Swallows when we 2-0 up and we got punished,” Lekgwathi told Goal.com.

Pirates winless streak stretched to four, having drawn their last three league games and the dream of defending their PSL title is slowly diminishing with Kaizer Chiefs now on 50 points.

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Lekgwathi though, promised the Bucs fans that they will fight until the last game of the season. He said a team of Pirates’ calibre cannot afford to give up so easily, because there are still 24 points to play for. He is also positive that Chiefs will drop a few points along the way.

“We will keep fighting. The race will never be over until the last game of the season. Pirates is a big club and cannot easily give up. There are still eight games to go and for sure Chiefs will drop points too,” added Lekgwathi.          

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