With Daine Klate and Tlou Segolela no longer at Orlando Pirates, the team is a side that seems to lack natural wingers. Pirates, a club that prides its philosophy in using out-and-out wingers, will now have to make do with unorthodox wide men in the form of Thabo Rakhale, Thabo Qalinge, Sifiso Myeni and Khethokwakhe Masuku.
In this article, the Fan Park crew will take a look at these four players and what they could offer.
Myeni will no doubt add versatility to the current squad, as he is able not only to play as a winger, but as a central midfielder as well. Myeni has always been a stylish player and oozes skill, however, it’s his ability to play in more than one position that will help Bucs predominantly.
‘Section 10’, as he is known in football circles, Qalinge is one of Bucs' most exciting prospects. His directness and pace will be a powerful weapon for Pirates, as he is a player who has the ability run past defenders with ease.
Technically, Rakhale is as good as anyone in the PSL, however, it’s his innovation and creativity when the ball is at his feet which could benefit the likes of Kermit Erasmus and Lehlohonolo Majoro upfront.
Masuku is known to be one of the most skilful players in the league. Not only does he like taking on defenders, Masuku can deliver a telling ball into the box, which can create havoc for opposition defenders.
With that said, are these talented players capable of driving Bucs to more success?