Often it is said you don’t know the value of something till you lose it. Orlando Pirates have had a very inconsistent opening to the league campaign, having lost their opening match to Moroka Swallows by 2-1 and playing to a 2-2 draw. Inconsistency is a very generous adjective to describe their predicament.
Back to the valuable element they are without, that is Captain Fantastic Luck Lekgwathi...
The Bucs ship has had to sail into the first two league fixtures with the inspiration and leadership of Lucky Legkwathi.
He is the one player who can lead and motivate his charges like no other. The players all respect him and look to him when the chips are down. A great organiser Lekgwathi marshals the defence with aplomb.
If this is what has been troubling the Bucs, then two things are inevitable. Ensure the prompt return of Lekgwathi and find an able and suitable replacement for the 38-year-old.
Do you agree?