Register Login Scores

Orlando Pirates

Why Memela Is Key For Bucs Next Season

With the PSL season getting underway soon, one man who could be crucial to Orlando Pirates is creative midfielder, Luvuyo Memela, according to his impressive stats.

2017/18

In Milutin Sredojevic’s first season in charge, Memela was one of Bucs’ best performers. He was the side’s top PSL scorer, top PSL assist provider, delivered more crosses than any other player and had an outstanding 43.4% shooting accuracy. Unfortunately, he got injured in April and was out for the next five months.

2018/19

Despite playing just 948 minutes all season, the equivalent of 10.5 full nineties, Memela delivered highly impressive numbers. He scored four goals and added seven assists, meaning a goal contribution every 86 minutes on the pitch.

Goals To Minutes Ratio – PSL:

Mahachi – 115 mins per goal (3 goals)

Memela –176 mins per goal (4 goals)

Lorch – 221 mins per goal (9 goals)

Shots To Goals Ratio – PSL:

Mahachi – one goal every 3.33 shots

Memela – one goal every 5.00 shots

Lorch – one goal every 6.44 shots

Shot Accuracy:

Lorch – 53%

Mahachi – 50%

Memela – 40%

Pule – 38%

These stats show that Memela had a big impact in his limited outings on the field, and if they could have kept him fit for more games, perhaps Pirates could have finished ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns. Thembinkosi Lorch was the PSL Footballer of the Season yet Memela outperformed him in two categories, but injuries disrupted the progress of the 31-year-old's season. 

Pre-Season

Memela has had a strong pre-season for Pirates, scoring goals and staying clear of injury. With Thembinkosi Lorch having been involved with Bafana Bafana until 10 July and currently enjoying a much-needed break, Memela could be Bucs’ main man in the early part of the season.

Who would be your first choice attacking midfield trio for Pirates in the opening PSL game? Let us know by commenting below! 

21 comments

Top 5

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

122 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

18 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Pitso Punished, Hands Ahly Players 24-Hour Rest

77 May 13, 2021 11:57 AM in Players Abroad

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

4 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

New Arrival At Pirates Training

28 May 11, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Black On Black - Amakhosi Legend Stuns In Latest Polo Fashion Flex

7 May 11, 2021 12:19 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

122 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Broos Confirms First Bafana Assistant Coach

129 May 12, 2021 12:31 PM in Bafana

Baxter Jets Out, Talks Ongoing

24 May 13, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

Baxter Jets Out, Talks Ongoing

24 May 13, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Sundowns Most Valuable Left Backs Through The Years

13 May 13, 2021 04:18 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News