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What Does Siyanda Zwane Have To Offer Orlando Pirates?

By Kyle Smith - Jul 23, 2017 02:35 PM @KyleLaduma

Orlando Pirates have been offered Mamelodi Sundowns’ Siyanda Zwane after he fell down the pecking order with his club and now we take a look at whether the club would benefit from signing the out-of-favour defender.

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In Soccer Laduma issue number 1032 the Siya crew revealed that the right back has been offered to the Buccaneers as Pitso Mosimane looks to reshuffle his squad for the 2017/18 season. Yet, with Zwane spending such a little time on the pitch, would it be worth it to secure his signature for Pirates?

It’s very difficult to gauge Zwane’s qualities after he played just 63 minutes in two appearances last season and, therefore, the focus is likely to be shifted to what has gone wrong with the Buccaneers.

Pirates’ tally of 40 goals last season (1.33 per match) was the fourth worst in the league and the 17.2 shots conceded per game was the highest tally across the board, with the league average being 12.5 per match.

With that said, 55.8% of the shots they conceded were located outside the box, although that still means that they conceded 7.6 shots per match inside the box (the second most in the PSL). Things did improve under Kjell Jonevret (with 0.92 goals conceded compared to 1.59 prior to his arrival), but part of that improvement was due to opponents hitting the target and converting fewer shots (with 14.4 shots conceded compared to 19.2 prior to his arrival).

In fact, looking back at their historical record, this was the first time that Pirates conceded more than a goal per game since conceding 36 in 34 games in 1999/2000 (1.06 per game), and it’s the most goals they’ve conceded in a season since 1993 (42 goals in 38 games – 1.11 goals conceded per match).

Despite Zwane’s lack of game time this season, he averaged 7.14 defensive actions (blocks, tackles and clearances) per 90 minutes, while winning 1.43 aerial duels per 90 at a rate of 100%. He also won 100% of his 2.86 duels per 90, which exemplifies his quality when he did see time on the pitch. Furthermore, he won 10 balls in his 63 minutes on the pitch and also has a lot to offer in attack with 55.7 touches per 90, 42.9 passes (with an accuracy of 93.3%) and 7.1 long balls at an accuracy of 80%.

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In essence, Zwane has been behind in the pecking order at Sundowns but has shown quality when given the opportunity to prove himself. The decision ultimately rests with Kjell Jonevret and whether he believes that Zwane can play with the same level of consistency over the course of a full season.

 

Do you think Pirates need Siyanda Zwane?


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THASI Joined: 07 Dec 2015
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THASI Jul 24, 2017 11:39 AM
YES o course, he will make it and he is a quality, good for both side will benefit, Pirates is shaking they need someone like him, on the otherside, zwane was a bech warmer at Pitso's team because of the competition at the club.
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THASI Jul 24, 2017 11:39 AM
YES o course, he will make it and he is a quality, good for both side will benefit, Pirates is shaking they need someone like him, on the otherside, zwane was a bech warmer at Pitso's team because of the competition at the club.
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MR.Bucs Jul 24, 2017 11:17 AM
Hell naw we have Mthokozisi Dube who is the next big thing for the country,there's also Mobara and Matlaba who can play there.
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THASI Jul 24, 2017 10:03 AM
YES o course, he will make it and he is a quality, good for both side will benefit, Pirates is shaking they need someone like him, on the otherside, zwane was a bech warmer at Pitso's team because of the competition at the club.
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THASI Jul 24, 2017 10:02 AM
YES o course, he will make it and he is a quality, good for both side will benefit, Pirates is shaking they need someone like him, on the otherside, zwane was a bech warmer at Pitso's team because of the competition at the club.
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Mtho4lyf Jul 24, 2017 09:38 AM
The Zwane's used to make it at Bucks,so i hope he'll do good
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Vhivha Jul 24, 2017 09:24 AM
Billiat is on booze drinking spree and attending Dunusa training sessions drunk this was declared by Sunday Times newspaper. Can we get more from this Soccer Laduma? this story is the same as Bvuma R5000 salary because you took it from Sunday World newspaper
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STOANICIOUS Jul 24, 2017 08:34 AM
For him not getting a game time at Pirates does not mean that he does not have what it takes.
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llumadi Jul 24, 2017 07:49 AM
He can but we need to find right back again Jele is old
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kolobe@kby Jul 24, 2017 06:09 AM
Pirates need immediate change and zwane will give them that
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moscow83 Jul 24, 2017 06:00 AM
yes Pirates must sign him and promote some1 frm the development structures to learn from this guy
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0784773673 Jul 24, 2017 03:41 AM
Asavela Mbekile and Siyanda Zwane are too old now they can playing only 3season than they retire so does that make sense for the future? not at all, im even against of Sandilands signing based on his age he wil giving us 3or4 season after that he will retire we will always buying players
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0784773673 Jul 24, 2017 03:36 AM
that is not what we need this time, we need 4players now than we done 1More Defensiv M...Motswari or Ndengane,1Creative M...Not easy to get the type of that player/Nyatama but i doubt his Age, 2Rivaldo and Hlatshwayo
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Bashin Mahlangu Jul 24, 2017 03:00 AM
jonevret might not play him opt to a Gcaba that has costed us over the years. We have a somehow stupid coach likened to our management.
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MR E Jul 24, 2017 02:12 AM
He will definitely fit for cowrats
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Mketule 1 Jul 24, 2017 12:13 AM
Only Mbekile
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SakiePetrus Jul 23, 2017 10:35 PM
Zwane and mbekile for qalinge
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dings@101 Jul 23, 2017 10:08 PM
his good player
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madadada Jul 23, 2017 09:57 PM
Pirates defence too weak, only Mobara is better than Zwane. They must sign him its a bargain. This season, Pirates will be relegated.
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salathiso Jul 23, 2017 09:56 PM
Reject again like Sandilands? I rily wana knw who sign players @ Pirates.

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