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Bucs’ Five Best Midfielders

In a continuation of Fan Park’s series, the crew takes a look at five of the best midfielders to have turned out for the Sea Robbers in its long and illustrious history.

Here are five men who commanded play from the middle of the park for Pirates... 

Thabo Mngomeni

Considered one of the best midfielders of all-time in South Africa, Mngomeni is a Bucs legend after having spent just four years with the team. Known as the crowd puller, ‘Jah Man’ was always seen adding a healthy dose of ‘Kasi Flavour’ to each and every game he turned out in.

Teko Modise

The General earned his place on the list thanks to his four seasons spent at the club in which he helped lead the Sea Robbers to a number of finals. His unique skill and shooting abilities ensured that he was loved by all the Bucs faithful.  

Steve Lekoelea

Chippa, as he was affectionately known, never got to showcase his true ability to due to the lavish life he lived off the field, which ultimately dampened his playing career. Still, his cheeky tricks, his beautiful passes and his pace saw him become a fans’ favourite at Mayfair.

Oupa Manyisa

The midfielder may be edging closer to a possible move to Mamelodi Sundowns, but Ace has certainly been one of the best creators in the middle of the park for Pirates over the years. From his classy touch to his silky skills, the fans will always admire Manyisa. 

Gift Leremi

Nicknamed ‘Voom Voom’ for his ability to drive the team, Leremi sadly passed away just months after transferring from Pirates to Sundowns. The Alberton-born player was known for his offensive attributes in the game and was often seen scoring some sublime goals for the Buccaneers.

Bucs fans, who would you add to this illustrious list of stars?


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