Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa has admitted Tlou Segolela may
be an impact player after all, having failed to impress in the Soweto
derby after playing from the start.
Segolela told Football411 a week ago that "every time I
come off the bench I seem to be doing the business for the team, so I
guess coach Roger (de Sa) knows how to use me effectively."
According to Football411.com website, this time, though, De Sa gave the winger his chance from the
beginning, but following the 1-1 draw, the coach gave an honest
assessment of Sox's performance after he managed 81 minutes.
"Tlou seems to be an impact player by the look of things. Every
time we start him he kind of fades away," De Sa admitted to this site.
"But the guy keeps coming on from the bench and he keeps
performing, so eventually you give him a starting berth so it is a
However, the former Bidvest Wits tactician further said no-one is
happy to be an impact player and with that in mind, says the ball is in
Segolela's court to change his game.
"I don't believe anyone wants to be an impact player. Every
player wants to start and play for 90 minutes, so he is a good impact
player there is no doubt about it," he added.
"But he's got to change his game - he has to become a 90-minute
player and I have to coach him to become a better player, but I agree
with you that he is not a good starter, but we will work on it."
The 24-year-old has started three league games this campaign and
came off the bench nine times. He scored against Golden Arrows on August
10 and against Bidvest Wits on November 24 after coming on off the
bench in both games.