Register Login Scores

Fan Park

Forget Manyisa- Pirates Need A Defensive Intervention!

When the season concludes at the end of May, the transfer window focus will primarily shift on whether or not Oupa Manyisa will stay at the club… However, I say forget about him and let’s focus on getting defenders! 

If last night’s 3-3 display against Platinum Stars is anything to go by, then it should be evident that Dr Irvin Khoza’s primary task is to bring in new defenders.

Tshepo Gumede was brought in to add stability and he does relatively well, but the whole backline alongside Brighton Mhlongo often looks out of sorts. 

Siyabonga Sangweni’s injury on the eve of the game may have impacted the stability of last night’s defence, but the truth of the matter is that the back four has been unconvincing all season long.

With 23 goals conceded in 25 games, Pirates are the highest conceding team out of the top six clubs ranked on the table.

On top of that, the likes of Sangweni, Rooi Mahamutsa and Lucky Lekgwathi are all on the wrong side of 30. How long can they be relied on to feature week in and week out?

If Pirates have true intentions of competing for the PSL title and the CAF Confederation Cup, they need to fix their defence and goalkeeping unit.

Fellow Bucs, do you agree with this?

24 comments

Top 5

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

13 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Swallows To Edge Chiefs In Race For Downs Star?

41 Oct 23, 2020 10:36 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

13 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso's Al Ahly Advance To Champions League Final

101 Oct 23, 2020 11:02 PM in Players Abroad

New Boys On The Block – Bucs' 4 New Hot Rides

Oct 22, 2020 04:25 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Leopards Unveil 11 Players, Kit & New Partner

15 Oct 21, 2020 03:16 PM in PSL

Seven Down, Four To Go For Pirates’ 11 Departures

19 Oct 20, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Rejected: Why Baroka Wont’ Sell To Chiefs

15 Oct 20, 2020 07:11 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maluleke To Be Unveiled At New Club

7 Oct 20, 2020 09:13 AM in Siyagobhoza