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Is there space for Gift Motupa in Orlando Pirates' new attacking line-up

By Mkhize - Apr 05, 2018 06:42 PM

As reported by the Siya crew earlier this year, Orlando Pirates will most likely recall one of their on-loan players from Baroka FC at the end of the current campaign.

Gift Motupa has enjoyed a stellar season at Baroka where he currently sits on nine league goals emulating the 2013/14 season where he bagged 10 goals in 28 appearances attracting Pirates to sign him.

However, in his two-season stay at the Buccaneers, the attacker failed to replicate the same form he showed for the Limpopo outfit scoring only goals in two season prompting the Soweto giants to send back to ‎Bakgaga.

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With the current season reaching its end Siya sources have indicated that the talented attacker could be heading back to Parktown. However, with Pirates having made key signings in their attacking roster it’s difficult to see where Motupa will fit in the new attacking line-up.

While Motupa was at the Limpopo outfit, Pirates signed the likes of Zambian duo, strikers Justin Shonga and Augustine Mulenga to bolster their attack.

Furthermore, Bucs coach Milutin Sredojević’s system of play has resulted in key attacking players such as Luvuyo Memela, Thabiso Kutumela and Thembinkosi Lorch as well as Musa Nytama all contributing with vital goals to help Pirates to a second spot on the PSL table where they are challenging Mamelodi Sundowns for league honours.

Currently, the Buccaneers attacking force consisting of attackers including; Lorch, Memela, Kutumela, Shonga, Nyatama and Thamsanqa Gabuza have scored a combined 20 league goals.

Though Motupa has the versatility to play out wide on either flank or upfront the 23-year-old may have to deal with the prospect of fighting for a starting berth with the likes of Bernard Morrison and Gabuza also suffering from a lack of game time as result of an in-form, star-studded Bucs attack. 


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Bhakalona4lyf Joined: 24 Jan 2018
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Bhakalona4lyf Apr 19, 2018 11:26 PM
If gabuza can get a chance in that attack surely Motupa does,ie attack not defence.kkkkkk hola gandaganda
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Pirates_999 Apr 06, 2018 04:03 PM
If he wanna come back to bucs he is more than welcome to do so, but he must keep in mind there's new coaches there no favours you play well they keep you in the team, you don't perform they bench you after that they get rid of you ask Mhlongo, Rarale etc we don't need crying babies hahahaha
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Maclane Joined: 18 Sep 2015
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Maclane Apr 06, 2018 11:00 AM
OPFC must just release this boy permanently. Hes not material for this club. He dismally failed in his stinct at pirates. Dont be fooled by the sudden form, he has no place at pirates.
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Apr 06, 2018 10:21 AM
@The-Lip, how can you say you meant to say Bucs with your comment "@setlaboswana wena o gogile pente"?
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Apr 06, 2018 08:57 AM
He will add value to the striking force. I don't see Morrison and Gabuza starting ahead of him,
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@SCHUSTE Joined: 05 Apr 2018
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@SCHUSTE Apr 06, 2018 07:55 AM
If he want to play regularly he better stay with Baroka simple because he wont survive in that pressure that comes with the Zambian connection in Mulenga and Shonga
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cibanbe Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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cibanbe Apr 06, 2018 06:47 AM
Yes of cause we need him back as soon as possible in order to assist Justin Shonga,, Augustine Mulenga and Thembinkosi Lorch scoring goals ... Thamsanqa Gabuza must go and play centre back I saw him against Bloemfontein Celtics He is very good in that position...
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Apr 06, 2018 06:12 AM
Yes he has proven himself, he has to come back....we didn't develop this player just to give him away.
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cado ka cadolo Apr 05, 2018 11:26 PM
Coach bring bek
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P,l Moloi Apr 05, 2018 10:30 PM
We,need him and mahashe
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Chicharito07 Apr 05, 2018 10:10 PM
He deserve to be recalled Robbers need strength with depth since they going to play in Africa next season
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McCokhoba Apr 05, 2018 10:10 PM
Mkhaba
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Ntsunda11 Apr 05, 2018 09:59 PM
If Gabuza can have a place in our team surely Motupa does
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 09:43 PM
Any infor about chairman award fellow bloggers?
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 09:42 PM
cowditor is chairman award still existing?the last time I heard about it Lekgwathi was still playing
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 09:39 PM
he is better than Mohammed penalty parker
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Danboi79 Apr 05, 2018 09:36 PM
We need Gift back he proves his worth
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 09:32 PM
Captain of cows Cowbuza, Nkosi they r heading out of the ship mybe loan move for kutumela nd Morrison
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Skeem Sa HDK Apr 05, 2018 09:10 PM
Motupa must stop scoring goals if he wants rats to love him. He has NINE this season already and that's annoying rats , Gabuza, Kutumela , Morrison ,Nkosi and 2 Zambians will forever be favourites because they do what rats want i.e. scoring a wonder goal after 8 matches and finish a season with only 3 goals. So Motupa does not fit here as he around 10 in a season!
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The-Lip Apr 05, 2018 09:08 PM
@setlaboswana sorry i mean to say Bucs not u

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