Manyisa: Title race a sprint

2012-03-22 15:00

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates midfielder Oupa Manyisa says the title race is no longer a marathon but a sprint with nine games left.

The Bucceneers, who currently hold every domestic crown, trail leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by four points, with the PSL titans drawing 0-0 in midweek.

And Manyisa rates his team's prospects despite further competition from the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows.

"We all know that the league is a marathon but at this stage we are going to treat it like a sprint because the league race is still open," he told his club's official website.

"Obviously, we would have liked to have collected three points against Sundowns but that was always going to be a difficult task, seeing that we had just come from an energy draining derby against Chiefs a few days earlier.

"A draw away to Sundowns isn't a bad result. We are still within touching distance and I believe if we can apply ourselves in these remaining matches, we can defend our title. We will take it one game at a time and see how it goes," concluded the rising Bafana Bafana star.

Chiefs are a point behind the Sea Robbers and Swallows, but with a game in hand.


  • ntObzin - 2012-03-22 15:08

    True statement ma "Ace" ...other then that we must be careful of those so called small teams.

      madoda.mhlanga - 2012-04-18 15:36

      All Pirates game r going 2 b won on the field not by comments Manyisa's right.VIVA PIRATES VIVA.

  • bmgubela - 2012-03-22 21:06

    With only 9 games to go,boys will be seperated from men.

  • bmgubela - 2012-03-22 21:06

    With only 9 games to go,boys will be seperated from men.

  • mkansi - 2012-03-22 23:25

    Prove it manyisa that you are the real man!

  • mokgokoharry - 2012-03-23 08:01

    During our last game with Sundowns the couch should have introduced Rantie in the beginning of the second half to partner Big Bennie infront instead of keeping Klate and Mabena for the better part of the game. Sundowns was dead at interval and we should have buried them.As for Manyisa, keep the good work boy.

  • Tokollo - 2012-03-23 11:40

    The Mighty Bucs are taking this title to the wire. We have the spirit and experience to lift the cup. Sundowns needs to show real character as we are separated by a margin difference. Benni, Slimkat and Chansa have the character and experience to carry the team till the end.

  • Magnetazar - 2012-03-23 20:31

    Piras they won't win the legue chiefs wil win it.shabalala is da man who wil make sur that we win n also Ithumeleni khune.Manyesa can tak 2 tak bt thy wil win nothing.

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