After we saw a trophy at Pirates’ training, there was a lot of speculation. Why do they have a trophy on the training? If we look at PSL fixtures, their next match is on September 14 against Chippa United. Maybe this is motivation for the next match, or we can find a different story behind this trophy?
During Wednesday’s session, a group of Pirates players has a prize-giving ceremony and they got a trophy for winning. It looked like they have an internal league in the club.
Rulani explains why they have a trophy on the training
Interim coach Rulani explains the day’s activity. He wants players to get used to that winning feeling. He said that after a win against Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup, they used to win and the lifting the trophies is addictive. But that match was in July and now it is September.
The coach explained that it’s a great feeling when you get a trophy. He didn’t want to mention biological elements of endorphins and which hormones are released when you achieve certain success. But because of that feeling, you want more of that. The same thing is with football players.
Because of that, they want to work out on that, not only by talking but also on the pitch and they want to improve the competitiveness of the training. They want that players understand the product is the result of the process. And lifting the trophy is the product of this process. Mokwena also said that this trophy is a bigger picture for their group dynamic. And they want to motivate the players to end a drought of five years.
Orlando Pirates plays their next match on Saturday, September 14 against Chippa United. This will be a great test for all these training methods. It will be interesting to watch this team after a break. For them, this break came at the right moment. They got an opportunity to fix their lines.
Will this all help them to win in their next match? The only thing we can do is wait for the match. But, if you will not have an opportunity to watch the match, then you should check the Soccer10 for all sports news.