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Nyatama Bucs New Manyisa?

Musa Nyatama To Fill The Role Of Oupa Manyisa At Orlando Pirates

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 09, 2018 09:17 AM

Orlando Pirates’ midfielder Musa Nyatama is well on his way to becoming the player who had the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs fighting for his signature some years ago.

The central midfielder who has played some of his best football at Bloemfontein Celtic has begun his career at the Buccaneers on a high and has already bagged two Man of the Match accolades in 14 league starts.

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Of the new signings made by Pirates in last year’s transfer window, the 30-year-old midfielder has proven to be coach Milutin Sredojevic’s go-to man to marshal the Bucs midfield. He has proven his worth with two league goals against Siwelele and most recently Baroka FC. 

Nyatama’s defensive and offensive capabilities were instrumental in Bucs' 3-1 win over Bakgaga, with his performance drawing comparisons to former Bucs midfield kingpin, Oupa Manyisa.  

During his time at Orlando Pirates, Ace maintained an 86% successful pass rate making him one of the most successful passers of the ball in the league. As a box-to-box midfielder, the diminutive Maniysa also flourished in defensive duties where he managed to win over 60% of his ground duels in midfield. 

The biggest component to Manyisa’s success was his consistency as for four consecutive seasons at Pirates he managed to make over 25 league starts for the Ghosts.  

Though he has only been at Pirates for just over half a season Nytama’s career stats indicate that the Bucs number 14 has what it takes to match Manyisa’s impressive statistics. 

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In his final season at former club Phunya Sele Sele, Nytama averaged 79.7% passing accuracy making him one of the league’s most accurate passers of the 2016/17 season. His biggest asset is his attacking prowess where Nyatama takes more shots inside the box than Manyisa who prefers long-range attempts from outside the box.

He has also matched Manyisa when it comes to consistency in league appearances. During his successful stay at Celtic, the 30-year-old made more than 91 league starts, making him one of the most relied upon players at the Free State club.

Both Nyatama and Manyisa have proven that they can score vital goals from midfield with the former edging the latter with 19 career goals at club level as versus Manyisa’s 15 career club goals.

Should he be able to maintain his current form and even improve on it Nyatama could very well fill the big shoes left by Oupa Manyisa.  


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mahoota_Cr7 Joined: 15 Mar 2014
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mahoota_Cr7 Jan 11, 2018 09:19 AM
Royce Ross Musa Nyatama
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leratosetlhogo Joined: 22 Oct 2013
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leratosetlhogo Jan 10, 2018 09:04 PM
No no no manh editor manh #Profanity_MustFall
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leratosetlhogo Joined: 22 Oct 2013
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leratosetlhogo Jan 10, 2018 08:59 PM
Please don't compare our Musa and Ouma please admin
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Choly wa Kabotsho Jan 09, 2018 02:55 PM
Musolinho is the best ever
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cado ka cadolo Joined: 01 Jan 2018
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cado ka cadolo Jan 09, 2018 02:11 PM
They r both gud bt in their different ways.
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Schakos Jan 09, 2018 01:03 PM
@blackmeteor Spot on chana
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jan 09, 2018 12:43 PM
@ZZ2 vs Papa charles & @chaledi, I think Manyisa is more of an offensive player compared to Nyatama. The following features are presents in both Kekana and Nyatama. They are Workaholics, hard tackling defensive midfielders who always pose danger when on the offensive.
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M-Rise Joined: 08 Jan 2018
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M-Rise Jan 09, 2018 12:38 PM
For me I still have to see how he copies in big matches and I will say Nyatama is a good acquisition for my team.
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jan 09, 2018 12:26 PM
Every player has his own identity............Comparison s a waste of time.
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Ant_55 Joined: 22 Mar 2016
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Ant_55 Jan 09, 2018 12:18 PM
To answer your question........ He will never be.
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mondentete Jan 09, 2018 11:54 AM
Nyatama way better than that Manyisa, want to know why he was bought by Pitso making things difficult for us
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BALTON TITUS Jan 09, 2018 11:53 AM
because they won they compare this cow with ace
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jan 09, 2018 11:29 AM
@chiefs is useless, morning to you Counsel.
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DaBrisco Nation Joined: 09 Jun 2015
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DaBrisco Nation Jan 09, 2018 11:10 AM
Hes nothing compared to Ace . Just like odinary player with his own style of play . Manyisa is a legend
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Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Jan 09, 2018 11:07 AM
This is an irrelivant comparison wena cowditor,how'd you compare a sideways passer in Ice Manyisa to an attacking minded player like Nyatama???dont u have something worth to do than feeding us with these irrelivant comparison
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Jan 09, 2018 10:49 AM
I think comparing the two is rather Illogical, they both present different style of play .Manyisa served us with merit truth be told,his contribution to the success of the team, double treble to be precise is second to non. Nyatama is coming along very nicely but he is not fully calibrated yet. So Manyisa is the better of the two.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Jan 09, 2018 10:47 AM
@setlaboswana ur wrong kekane is a funny player,i watchd kekane wyl he was at leopard,celtic and now,wher he suppose to pass he shoot!Wher we xpect him to shoot he pass!Poor comparzn by editor
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chaledi Jan 09, 2018 10:47 AM
@setlaboswana you can't compare golf one and range Rover
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Jan 09, 2018 10:42 AM
@setlaboswana A very morning to you mate, I think it will be rude of me to start the conversation without recognising the great minds in the house..
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setlaboswana Jan 09, 2018 10:35 AM
I think he is to Bucs what Kekana is to Downs.

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