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What Mpontshane Will Add To Bucs

It has been announced that Orlando Pirates have added Siyabonga Mpontshane to their books in order to help add stability at the back, but what exactly will he bring to the team? 

Mpontshane may have been in and out of Platinum Stars' goals throughout the current campaign, but his exploits between the sticks overall have earned him a move to the Soweto giants.  

Today, the Fan Park crew looks at what he can add to the Buccaneers… 

Taken from Prozone statistics, here is how current Bucs goalkeeper, Brighton Mhlongo, and Mpontshane compare for their time featured in the 2014/15 season.

Averages Per Game

Brighton Mhlongo

(8 games - 2014/15)

Siyabonga Mpontshane

(5 games 2014/15) 

Crosses Caught

0.75

3.67

Shots Caught

0.88

1.33

Kicks From Hand

0

0

Goalkeeper Throws

5.75

4.6

Total Distributions

30.25

36

Distribution Success %

64

49

Save Success %

60

100

As one can see, Mpontshane will add more stability when coming off his line as he seems more confident when coming out to catch the ball.

He is also slightly better at distributing the ball, but his kicks up field aren’t always as successful as Mhlongo’s, sitting at 49% and 64% respectively. Interestingly, Mpontshane has a 100% save success.

Mpontshane will be a welcomed addition to the team and will certainly add some stability.

What are your thoughts on this? Who do you think he will be Eric Tinkler's first choice?

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