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Is Mobara Still In Pirates' Future Plans?

Abbubaker Mobara's situation at Orlando Pirates

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 24, 2018 10:33 AM

Orlando Pirates are currently second on the PSL table as they look to secure a place in next year’s CAF Champions League. 

With only three games remaining in the current campaign, head coach Micho Sredojević along with his assistants Rhulani Mokwena and Benson Mhlongo will have to finalise the technical report which will detail which players are needed to bolster the team and which players are deemed surplus to requirements. 

Read: Bucs Hint At Adding More Players

The crew reported that the Buccaneers are looking at bolstering the team in key positions once they qualify for continental football. However, among the players who have not featured much for the Sea Robbers, is utility midfielder Abbubaker Mobara.

The 24-year-old Cape Town-born midfielder was instrumental for Pirates in his early days at the club and helped inspire the current resurgence the team is currently enjoying.

But under Sredojević leadership, Mobara’s opportunities at first team action have waned with the arrival of key men such as Musa Nyatama and Diamond Thopola as well as the inspired form of players such as Gladwin Shitolo and Innocent Maela. 

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Further injuries have contributed to stifling Mobara’s progress in the Bucs team. The hardworking midfielder has been linked with an exit from the Parktown-based club in recent times, with Bidvest Wits emerging as favourites to land the midfielder.

The 24-year-old has since recovered from his injury to be part of the squad that face AmaZulu this past weekend. Sources close to the club have indicated that should no formal offer be made for the utility player, Mobara will have to fight for a position in the Bucs team in the new season.

“Mobara has worked hard to regain his fitness. There has been no formal offer for him and if he remains a Pirates player, he is expected to compete for a position in the team,” revealed a source.

This season Mobara has made 11 starts and has 12 league appearances for the Buccaneers.    


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Theemba M Joined: 05 Jan 2018
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Theemba M May 10, 2018 06:09 PM
He's our player for next season
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Phila ntjalintjali Joined: 05 Feb 2018
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Phila ntjalintjali Apr 25, 2018 02:58 PM
He still hanging in there, but we don't need to disturb the winning team. Next season he will play again, mostly because we are still going to africa.
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mbongenid@gmail.com Apr 24, 2018 02:12 PM
Mobara is not our material
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 24, 2018 01:09 PM
This boy wanted to play for Sundowns but his agent forced him to join rats look now what is happening to him
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bucshooligan 1 Apr 24, 2018 12:09 PM
We still need Mobara.Even if he sits on the bench his time will come
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thato357 Apr 24, 2018 11:46 AM
Bucs must keep Mobara
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SowetoBOY Joined: 18 Jun 2012
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SowetoBOY Apr 24, 2018 11:43 AM
Cowditor its not a secret Bara is no longer bucs player,he is part of the deal Xola Mlambo coming to bucs and Tyson will join at start of season with Motswari who will be free agent,so the technical team is trying to solidfy the team with players who will be there in future.
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chiefs is useless Apr 24, 2018 11:13 AM
Harris Tchilimbou is a zebra nighmare......
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wash & wear Apr 24, 2018 11:04 AM
no he is in GOD's plan, yena aya kwin na malebvu ongee I nghala
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Flash Mabuza Apr 24, 2018 10:57 AM
ah memeber ...you can't crucify him just over one game ..look at mpontshane he had a horror first half now he's back to his best
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 24, 2018 10:54 AM
He's not that bad, but against swinefludowns he played faaaaart.
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Flash Mabuza Joined: 11 Aug 2017
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Flash Mabuza Apr 24, 2018 10:49 AM
top notch player it's just unfortunate that he had an injury ..... another thing he's one of our most versatile players , so I don't know what weed our technical team would be smoking by even thinking of letting him go...but with the adventures of africa to come next season ...you need all your best players and he is definately one of them

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