Absa Premiership

Mkhalele tells Pirates: Rest Manyisa

2015-08-04 14:45
Oupa Manyisa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates legend Helman Mkhalele has called on the Soweto giants  to make one major signing of an attacking midfielder before the transfer window closes.

Mkhalele told Sport24 that Edwin Gyimah is a good acquisition but he feels Pirates needs to buy an offensive midfielder, who will deputise for the club’s captain Oupa Manyisa.

“I feel that Manyisa needs a break, he has played too much football and at the moment is not playing to the best of his abilities because he is tired,” Mkhalele said.

“On the wings, I happy with what we have and the coach is spoiled for options, but there is a need to get somebody in the central position to help Manyisa when he is tired like now.”

The former 1996 Africa Nations Cup winner with Bafana Bafana said Pirates are covered in every department following the arrival of Gyimah, but the need an offensive midfielder who can compete with Manyisa.

“All the departments look fine with me, but I think we need an offensive midfielder who can compete with Manyisa because the team is going to have a busy schedule,” said Mkhalele.

Mkhalele said the Pirates skipper was not as influential as expected in the Carling Black Label Cup and saw the signs of fatigue in the midfielder’s performance on the weekend.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers take on Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday in a MTN8 Cup quarter-final clash at the Orlando Stadium.

Kick-off is at 19:30.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.