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De Sa Heaps Praise On Masalesa

Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa has heaped praise Lehlogonolo Masalesa following his solid display against Soweto rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, in the MTN8 semi-finals last weekend.

Watch: Pirates beat Chiefs in the MTN8

Masalesa put in a stellar performance against Chiefs, which landed the Bucs midfielder the Man-of-the-Match award in the 1-0 win over Stuart Baxter's side.

Read: Masalesa Named Man Of The Match

“Viera has been fantastic in the game last couple of games for us. He looks like he has been playing professional football for many years, but he is only 21. He is definitely one for the future,” De Sa told the Siya crew.

Read: Jali Boost For Pirates

With Andile Jali returning to full fitness, it remains to be seen if the 21-year-old Turfloop-born midfielder will start more games for Pirates or if he will once again be relegated to the bench.

Jali is expected to retain his place in the Bucs starting eleven when Pirates play Zamalek in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.

By Khaya Ndubane
Follow Khaya on Twitter: @Lakhandu

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