PSL

Mushin explains Morrison omission

2016-11-01 13:54
Bernard Morrison (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates manager Muhsin Ertugral has explained the recent absence of highly-rated playmaker Bernard Morrison from his starting XI.

Morrison arrived at Mayfair with much fanfare after impressing with his former club AS Vita in the CAF Champions League; the side that knocked Mamelodi Sundowns out - only to be disqualified after fielding an ineligible player.

However, since the start of the season, the skillful Ghanaian has only started three games despite being rated as a "brilliant" attacker by his coach.

"He is a brilliant player when he has the ball, but not so much without the ball," he told KickOff.

"The game is also about when you are without the ball.

"When he has the ball he can be very good, but unfortunately he is a free-style player. We can't have five free-style players on the field, otherwise in the end it will put the defence under pressure.

"He needs to be more disciplined in our organisation forms, which is why he has not been in starting line up [recently]."

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers take on SuperSport United on Tuesday at the Mbombela Stadium with the Soweto giants undefeated in their last six PSL fixtures.

Matsantsantsa will be in a confident mood after coming off an impressive victory over Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.

Kick off will at 19:30.

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