With star man Oupa Manyisa yet to confirm what his next move is, there is still the possibility of him leaving the club at the end of the season as his contract is set to expire. It will be a huge loss for us because of him already being part of the club's fabric, so to say.
Should he leave, can Polokwane City midfielder Cole Alexander be a good replacement for Oupa?
The former Ajax Cape Town reject rejuvenated his career after making a surprise move to Rise and Shine at the beginning of the current Premier Soccer League campaign. Alexander blossomed under the guidance of Kosta Papic and his 'tiki-taka’ style of play.
Like Manyisa, Alexander plays as an attacking midfielder and seem to be a player who fits in well with carpet style football. We are a team that like to play quick football with attackers that feed off one another in one-touch fashion, much like Polokwane City under Papic.
At the age of 25, Alexander can be considered a player who does not need time to gain experience. He is a player at a stage where his experience and development as a player is balanced out, and this should put him in good stead to progress at a big club like Pirates.
Should we sign Cole if Manyisa leaves?