Competition at Orlando Pirates keeps Bacela on toes

Bacela came on as a substitute against Kaizer Chiefs two weeks ago, but watched from the bench as Pirates beat SuperSport United 2-1 in the MTN8 last weekend. He spoke to Goal
By Ernest Makhaya

Orlando Pirates striker Lennox Bacela has told Goal he's satisfied with the kind of competition in the team because this means they have depth in the squad.

The former Bloem Celtic target man is fighting for a place in the starting line-up with the likes of Lehlohonolo Majoro, Kermit Erasmus, Helder Pelembe and Thamsanqa Gabuza. 

"Orlando Pirates is a big team and one is always expecting to have competition, because we need to have two or four in each position to ensure that we have depth in the team," Bacela told Goal.

Bacela added that all the strikers in the Bucs team know what is expected of them whenever they're given a chance to play and he's positive that each and everyone of them will get a fair crack this season.

"All the strikers in the team know in terms of how we play and obviously it all depends on the plan on the day. So, we are all going to get our chance to play. One just needs to grab his chance whenever he gets to play and represent Pirates to the best of his ability," added Bacela.

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