Absa Premiership

Tinkler: Memela is extremely talented

2016-04-26 16:14
Luvuyo Memela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates manager Eric Tinkler believes Luvuyo Memela still has the potential to become even better despite his seemingly advanced age in footballing terms.

At the age of 28, Memela is already considered a late bloomer after only being snapped of from Cape Town All Stars at the start of the season.

After struggling for game time upon his arrival the tricky winger forced himself into the first-team reckoning after some inspired performances during the Buccaneers late-season resurgence.

The form Memela has displayed in recent weeks has earned him a regular starting berth under Tinkler and the Pirates head coach admitted he's a remarkable talent that will only get better as he gains more top-flight.

"He's an extremely talented player, technically very good and a fantastic left-footer," Tinkler said.

"He's got good vision, a good passing range. If there's anything that he still needs to work on, it is that he holds on to the ball sometimes a little bit too long.

"He doesn't have the strength and the power to hold off players and use his body positioning.

"He will obviously improve game by game and he will get better. But he's really working extremely hard and improving his physical power and he will definitely be one to watch."

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