Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates caretaker coach Eric Tinkler admits that it would be a massive loss if
star midfielder Oupa Manyisa departs for Mamelodi Sundowns.
Read: Oupa will be a Sundowns player - Agent
The 26-year-old has been with the Buccaneers since 2008, but
in recent months he has been consistently linked with a move to big spending ‘Downs.
In fact, Manyisa’s agent was quoted on a local website on as
saying that the South Africa international is set to join the Brazilians before
Friday, 30 January, when the PSL transfer window closes.
Tinkler claims being in the dark as to Manyisa’s future, but
admitted it would be a major blow to the Buccaneers if they were to lose their
"He is a massive influence in the team. He makes the
team tick and it would be sad to see him go," Tinkler told SAPA.
"But I am not the right person to talk about whether he
stays or he goes. My duty is to prepare the team and not comment who is coming
Manyisa has been on duty with the national team at the 2015
African Cup of Nations, where he missed Tuesday’s game against Ghana due to a
slight knee injury.