Absa Premiership

Screamer: Lifestyle change behind Memela's rise

2018-03-12 14:54
Luvuyo Memela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates technical director Stanley Tshabalala believes Luvuyo Memela is enjoying success on the field of play because he has made some positive life changes. 

Memela scored a superb brace against Kaizer Chiefs recently and has scored five goals in 17 appearances for the Milutin Sredojevic-coached team. 

The 30-year-old is in some sparkling form for the Sea Robbers and Tshabalala takes the view that becoming more disciplined off the pitch has been key.

He said: "It did not start well when he first arrived at Pirates (in 2015). His lifestyle was not good and it affected his game. 

"But we had a father and son discussion about it and he cried like a baby during our discussion. He then promised to mend his ways. 

"He is now focused and you can see that he is doing exactly what he came to do at Orlando Pirates and he is as hot as wire. 

"Luvo is awkward, a left footer, who in my opinion is a rare find. I am very happy for him and I can only hope he continues delivering the goods."

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