The 2014/15 season will be won by the team which exhibits the perfect balance of depth and tactical prowess, but lets us focus on the deep issue regarding Orlando Pirates.
Last season we were fortunate that our star man, the backbone of the team, Oupa Manyisa was fit, and remained injury free. As perfect as that was for us, it spoilt us in the sense that a alternative to Manyisa was never thought of.
In this season's marathon what would happen if we lost Oupa? This player made 51 appearances out of 53 fixtures in all competitions Pirates played last season, surely fatigue at some stage will kick in?
Pirates need to start moulding other players who can play in Ace’s role, plus it’s also a matter of integrity, that Manyisa as good as he is, must have a competitor to keep him sharp!