Cape Town – Ex-Orlando Pirates defender Edward Motale
confessed that his beloved Parktown club desperately need centre-backs.
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According to Soccer Laduma, the retired 48-year-old says that the
Buccaneers defence is a major area that needs improvement ahead of the next season.
“I have read the
reports of a new goalkeeper possibly coming on board. I’ve seen the news on
Felipe Ovono as well as Bouna Coundoul but what I really think is that Pirates
should get young central defenders,” argued Magents.
“You can have a great keeper but if he is exposed by his
defence then it’s no use. If you look at some of the goals Brighton Mhlongo has
conceded you will see he was exposed.”
‘Magents’, as he is known in the football fraternity, admits
that the current crop of centre-backs are running out of steam and the Sowetan giants are in dire need of youthful legs.
“Guys like Siyabonga Sangweni and Rooi Mahamutsa are old and
they will struggle against young attackers. I think the depth they have in
Mhlongo and Siyabonga Mpontshane is enough.”