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Bucs Coach: Some Youngsters Look Like They Got Enough Talent For Pirates

Buccaneers Coach: Some Youngsters Look Like They Got Enough Talent For Orlando Pirates

By David Kappel - Jul 28, 2018 04:45 PM @kappilinho

Next week former Bafana Bafana captain Siphiwe Mkhonza and his coaching team will be joined by Chelsea coaches to select the talented youngster, who will get a professional contract with the Buccaneers.

Click through the mini-gallery to see images of Pirates coach Nkosinathi Masika in action.

The Sbonis’ iDiski campaign is entering its final phase, with 25 talented South African footballers chasing their dream of gaining a professional contract with Bucs.

Over 500 were scouted in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Durban and Johannesburg, and the best five from each region were invited to the final trials, which will take place between 1 and 3 August at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria.

The three campaign winners will be invited to train at Premier League giants’ training centre and meet some of the players. In addition, the player
who “wants
it the most” will also gain a pro contract with the Buccaneers.

Read: Ex-Bafana Star: The Pirates Coaches Jumped Up & Down When They Saw This Player

“Once we have given them the platform to showcase themselves in an environment that is closer to what their real training week would resemble, it will come down to which of them wants it the most,” said Nkosinathi Masika, Pirates coach, who is involved in the campaign.

“There are a lot of talented footballers in this group, but talent alone means very little when you are missing other traits, which are critical to becoming a professional footballer.

“Like I have said, this group has talent.

“It’s not very easy to make it at Pirates, let alone join the first team. It comes with a lot of work being put into honing your craft and wanting to be better than your current ability.

“These players are coming from different levels, some without formal training, and to make as big a call as to say they are ready at this stage would be premature. There are definitely some players who look like they have the right stuff to take the first steps though. But it’s still a long way to go.”

To read the full interview with Bucs coach Masika on all the latest updates around the campaign and the level talent he has seen, buy this week’s Soccer Laduma, edition 1083. 


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Myaka weliPhefeni Joined: 14 Jul 2016
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 29, 2018 10:30 AM
I dont remember Mr Mnandi wearing captain armbelt for Bafana Bafana
Smoothery Joined: 11 Feb 2014
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Smoothery Jul 29, 2018 08:10 AM
Siphiwe Mkhonza Former Bafana Bafana Captain? Which Mkhonza is that?
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Mketule 1 Jul 29, 2018 06:06 AM
Useless project. It only concentrate on rich family boys around urban areas and most are lazy. Go to rural schools and you will get raw talent. North West, Limpopo,KZN rural areas not your Durban city. Tackle this into pieces and go deep in regions.
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cedies Jul 29, 2018 05:17 AM
Great idea, my concern is why only those province
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Matayitayi Jul 28, 2018 09:15 PM
Waste of time
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The Bucsboss Jul 28, 2018 06:02 PM
@TBS Thank fellow blogger.#UP THE BUCS.
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TBS Jul 28, 2018 05:45 PM
@The Bucsboss ,,, Well said member, I'm happy to see that we still have decent people on this blog who talk sense :))
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The Bucsboss Jul 28, 2018 05:09 PM
#UP THE BUCS.Is a very good thing to give our youngest a place to show what a God given talent can benefit us all.I like what Pirates and Chalsea are doing.#UP THE BUCS.

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