Marlin on why Mabokgwane could succeed at Bucs

2016-07-21 09:15
Jackson Mabokgwane (Backpagepix)

Cape Town - Calvin Marlin says Jackson Mabokgwane's international experience will stand him in good stead, should he indeed play for Orlando Pirates this season.

Mabokgwane's reported move to the Sea Robbers has not been made official, but the goalkeeper is said to have been training with Pirates as they eye a replacement for Felipe Ovono.

Marlin, a former Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, is now the goalkeeping coach at Cape Town City, the club which bought over Mpumalanga Black Aces - the team Mabokgwane last played for under now Pirates head coach Muhsin Ertugral.

It would seem that Marlin is convinced Mabokgwane will become a Pirates player, and says he believes the Bafana-capped custodian has a decent chance of making the number-one jersey his own - he'll have to hold off Brighton Mhlongo and Siyabonga Mpontshane to achieve that.

"I am quite sad to see him leave because in this country to find a good local keeper it's tough," the 40-year-old told website.

"But with the experience that he has got, it's going to be a big void for us to fill.

"I just hope he gets the game-time at Pirates and keeps improving his game because that's all we really want. To see him getting game-time to play and do well, you know.

"I am sure he'll be alright, you know. It's just different pressure, bigger team, you know. So he should be fine seeing that he has been part of the Bafana set-up which has already brought him to the kind of level where he can play with the big guns."


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