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.


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.


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. 


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! 


Top 5

Chiefs Comment On Latest League Announcement

49 Sep 28, 2020 08:19 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Experienced Striker Surfaces At AmaZulu

14 Sep 28, 2020 10:47 AM in PSL

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

18 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

They Said Chiefs Midfielder Is Only Good For Basketball!

27 Sep 28, 2020 01:44 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Inside Chiefs: Images Of Amakhosi Back At Training!

42 Sep 27, 2020 02:31 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Hunt Set To Assess 5 Players Returning To Chiefs

56 Sep 27, 2020 05:35 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Swallows Announce Seventh Signing

40 Sep 26, 2020 08:53 AM in PSL

Hunt’s Chiefs Transfer Ban Dilemma

63 Sep 27, 2020 08:55 PM in SL Radio

FBF: When Birthday Boy Shabba Was Pictured In A R4 million Ride

1 Sep 25, 2020 02:05 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Breaking: Chiefs Confirm New Player Arrival

108 Sep 28, 2020 02:42 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Official: Pirates Trio Among 15 Chippa Exits

10 Sep 28, 2020 02:29 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch