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New Bucs Defender Targets Consistency & Bafana Call-Up

Abel Mabaso set sights on regular game-time and playing for Bafana

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 20, 2018 09:30 AM

Newly signed Orlando Pirates defender Abel Mabaso has told Soccer Laduma that he has set his sights on being consistent for his new club.

As previously reported by the Siya crew, the 27-year-old utility player was rumoured to join the Soweto giants and an official announcement was made by the Bucs official website last week.  

Read: Three Confirmed Exits From Bucs, More To Follow?

Speaking to the crew, the former Chippa United player said that joining Pirates would help develop his game to become a more consistent performer.

“I’m looking forward (to) becoming a more consistent player when it comes to my performances,” said Mabaso. 

“When you join and play for a bigger club, you have to deliver the same performances game in and game out. Also, bigger clubs tend to have longer seasons because in most cases they play in more cup competitions. 

“For us, we have qualified for the CAF Champions League so that means our calendar will be filled with more games. This is where the consistency comes into play. As a player I want to play with the same intensity at the same level in all the league and cup games,” he added. 

Read: Van Heerden’s Emotional Message For Supporters After Bucs Exit

The lanky, versatile player also said that he hopes playing for Pirates will open opportunities for future Bafana Bafana call-ups.

“Playing for a big team always puts on you (in) the spotlight. I look forward to doing well and possibly earning a national call-up. But right now Pirates is where my focus is,” he concluded.  

The Durban-born player was part of a nine-man contingent announced by the club and included the likes of former Kaizer Chiefs keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo, Vincent Pule, Paseka Mako and Kudakwashe Mahachi among others.   

Furthermore, the Buccaneers have confirmed the departure of left back Marc van Heerden, which is a position that Mabaso will be competing for. 


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hungry dog Joined: 02 Jun 2018
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hungry dog Jun 22, 2018 04:31 PM
Mabaso, left~back editor?
Sipho Shiba Joined: 11 Jun 2018
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Sipho Shiba Jun 20, 2018 04:13 PM
Wishes are always there,dream on player no place for you there.
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Kidos Jun 20, 2018 01:32 PM
Good defender who can play at the central or on the side. We got a good underrated player that is going to do well for Bucs. Good signing Mr Chairman
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Pirates_999 Jun 20, 2018 12:23 PM
Good luck player hard work pays
llumadi Joined: 23 Apr 2015
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llumadi Jun 20, 2018 12:21 PM
Yes u can u make good decision to join Bucks an i bet next season u will be in Bafana squad i know u will prove those haters wrong
PROPHET OF DOOM Joined: 08 Jun 2018
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jun 20, 2018 11:23 AM
This b0y made a stupid deciti0n by j0ining pirates,he will never play f0r bafana bafana simply because he is g0ing t0 be a bench warmer at Pirates.
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Well said Boy & welcome to the Bucs Ship, i like your discipline.
THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Jun 20, 2018 10:23 AM
Ok nice boy...!

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