Absa Premiership

Palacios: Don't forget Ovono

2016-03-10 13:09
Felipe Ovono (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head of development Augusto Palacios has urged the club not to forget Felipe Ovono, even though the Equatoguinean is now playing second fiddle to Brighton Mhlongo.

The 22-year-old has fallen out of favour since Mhlongo returned from the long-term injury lay-off, and was used several times by Palacios in the recently concluded MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

The former Deportivo Mongomo custodian was on the bench when the Buccaneers beat Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 in the Nedbank Cup Tound of 32 at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

"He is a national player and you can't have doubts about his abilities," Palacios, the ex-Pirates coach, said.

"At the end of the day, he plays for his national team.

"He is 22 and has a bright future although he is not playing. He has a good attitude even for the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

"Having said, I'm happy with him and he was the man of the match in a Reserve League derby match. You can see he is an international player."

Ovono, who speaks the same language as Palacios, which is Spanish, only joined the club at the start of the season.

He has played five times in the Absa Premiership and was a central figure for the Bucs in their CAF Confederation Cup campaign last year.

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  augusto palacios  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.