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Bucs’ Rhulani: Losing Musa Is A Big Blow

Orlando Pirates Coach On Musa Nyatama Suspension

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 09, 2018 12:01 PM

The suspension of Musa Nyatama is a big blow for Orlando Pirates, as confirmed by the team’s assistant coach, Rhulani Mokwena.

Read: Star Midfielder Blow For Bucs

Nyatama will miss Bucs’ Nedbank Cup Last 32 match against Ajax Cape Town this weekend, as the midfielder will be serving a one-match suspension for his fourth yellow card of the season, picked up during last weekend’s 2-1 win for Bucs against Maritzburg United.

“Losing a player of Musa’s quality is a big blow. We knew about him being on the brink of suspension because he was sitting on three yellow cards. 

Read - Bucs Assistant Coach: Big Teams Are Not Motivated By Grudges 

“Having said that, we have been working hard with the group to incorporate the different players into our game model so that there isn’t too much change when we lose one or two players to injury or suspension,” Mokwena told Pirates’ official website.

“The club is rich with talented players and while we will miss Musa, we are also prepared as we have depth and quality in the midfield. There are adequate replacements that are capable of filling the void that Musa will leave. We have a plan, and we have an ace up our sleeve. This is the art of war,” explained Mokwena.  

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The cup match between Buccaneers and the Urban Warriors will take place at Orlando Stadium on Saturday at 20:15.  


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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Joined: 27 Jul 2015
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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Feb 10, 2018 01:27 PM
we will win trhis game no matter what
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TBS Feb 09, 2018 04:39 PM
Mlambo and Sangweni will take over. I don't like this Sangweni though, it's like he's not committed :((
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khosiological Feb 09, 2018 03:58 PM
Rats equal a one man army?hmmmm!!!!how the mighty have fallen
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STIGA18 Feb 09, 2018 02:49 PM
Last time I checked Bucz ws not a one man team, iif it's no longer the case then tell us how much u need n we'll donate
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cado ka cadolo Feb 09, 2018 02:46 PM
Xola Mlambo wil shine in da middle of da park, da same way whn Nyatama did on da absence of Sangweni. Up da Bucs
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SowetoBOY Feb 09, 2018 02:29 PM
Nxa everything here is profanity
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seun sithole njhini Feb 09, 2018 01:09 PM
Musa for sangweni Makola for mlambo u are right we are ace up we had play our cards right
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Mxm underachievers fc always have something to cry abt......Ndoro wll score against them tomorrow and we wont hear the end of it as toothless Khoza will abuse his power and try to punish Ajax for humiliating his Thugs fc
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lmbuyeleni Feb 09, 2018 12:48 PM
Ahh Musa is a Boss.I like his way of doing things.He has proved us why he deserves to be our captain.Oh captain my captain ubosso wena.
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Bongz4bucs.. Feb 09, 2018 12:16 PM
Lets see what Xola Mlambo can do
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De Donna Feb 09, 2018 12:14 PM
this an opportunity for other players to showcase their talent and prove to the technical team that they're also capable to live up to expactations

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