Magents: I Want To See Kutumela Play More
Edward Motale Wants Thabiso Kutumela To Play More At Pirates
Former Orlando Pirates defender Edward Motale has expressed his desire to see Bucs striker, Thabiso Kutumela, given an opportunity to prove himself under the tutelage of Milutin Sredojevic.
Kutumela joined Pirates from Baroka in the 2016 July/August transfer window and struggled to break into the first team, with Tendai Ndoro and Thamsanqa Gabuza preferred to him under coaches, Muhsin Ertugral, Augusto Palacios and Kjell Jonevret, with his playing time limited to just 269 minutes in the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season.
However, owing to the fact that Kutumela was top scorer in the NFD in the 2015/16 season, running away with the Golden Boot as Baroka topped the league, Motale has said that he wants to see Kutumela get more game time.
"I still want to see Kutumela, I want to see him get more game time,” the man affectionately known as Magents said. “He came to Pirates as the (NFD) top goal scorer, and then he never got a proper run.”
Motale went on to say that Kutumela possesses the ability to be a clinical striker and that he hopes to see Pirates’ head coach, Milutin Sredojevic, recognises this and gives him a run in the team to gain momentum and reach his potential.
“I hope Micho (Sredojevic) sees something in him and gives him a run because we all know he’s lethal,” he added. “That’s why he was top goalscorer in the NFD, but, overall, I think there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for him.”