Absa Premiership

Palacios: Kutumela can become a lethal striker

2016-12-07 15:59
Thabiso Kutumela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates interim coach Augusto Palacios says he sees the makings of a top striker in Thabiso Kutumela.

The Bafana-capped and former Baroka FC marksman top scored in the National First Division last season with 18 goals.

Since joining Pirates, he has featured in five matches (league and cup), scoring once.

Palacios says that if the 23-year-old remains focused, he has the potential to go on and become a top notch all-round striker.

"Kutumela has impressed me the most. He can assist, he has speed and if he puts his head in the right place he can become very lethal," the caretaker coach told the media.

Tendai Ndoro has netted 11 of the Buccaneers' 13 league goals this term, but Palacios is confident the likes of Kutumela and Ayanda Nkosi will also play their part in weeks and months ahead.

"I am not worried that Ndoro is the only striker that is scoring goals for us because we have Kutumela and Nkosi who can also score goals for us.

"They are being prepared and I am confident that they can make things happen if called upon to do so."

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