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Modabi On Why Mntambo Would Be A Good Buy For Pirates

Former Pirates Midfielder Weighs In On Linda Mntambo Transfer Talk

By Soccer Laduma - May 23, 2018 07:00 AM

Linda Mntambo would be a good buy for Orlando Pirates, according to a former midfielder who previously played for the Soweto giants.

As reported by the Siya crew, The Buccaneers are believed to be closing in on Mntambo, who has excelled with his fine performances in Chippa United midfield in the short period of time (half of a season) he has been with the club in his very first PSL season. 

Read: Bucs Closing In On Top Signing? 

Gerald Modabi, who played for Pirates between 2006 and 2008, says a move for Mntambo to Bucs would benefit the club.

“Number one – Linda Mntambo would be a good buy for Pirates. Number two – He is more mobile than Xola Mlambo. Number three – He’s got physical presence, which is one of the attributes needed in a player to play for a club like Pirates,” said Modabi.

Mntambo scored five goals (three in the league and two in the Nedbank Cup) from midfield, during the five months he has been with the club.

Read: Zambian Coach Set For Debut After Signing PSL Deal 

Modabi says he has advised the player on the things to do to make a success of his promising career.

“I had an opportunity to speak to him (Mntambo) about Jomo Cosmos at Sipho Mngomezulu’s mother’s funeral a while back. We spoke at length. It was actually more of me talking to him and laying down the law on discipline at that level of football – professional level. I was encouraging him to be better where some of us failed because of obvious conduct reasons. It’s clear that he listened because he went on and showed it at both Cosmos and Chippa United by getting better with each and every game he plays,” Modabi told the Siya crew. 


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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni May 23, 2018 11:36 AM
Never really make quick decisions that will cost him at the end of the day.
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LukzBucz Joined: 13 Aug 2015
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LukzBucz May 23, 2018 11:28 AM
Makolas,Sarrs,Jeles,Gabuzas etc. all must jump the ship.. time for fresh minds
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KhothaKhosi May 23, 2018 09:22 AM
Mtambo is moving around too much and too quickly. He must stay at Chippa and win something or gain more experience of PSL football. Then, he can consider a move. Otherwise, he will damage his career by jumping into a pressure cooker so early on. Good advice this.
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khaydoman May 23, 2018 08:31 AM
Come home boy, we will give them Gabuza, Sarr and (Nkosi on loan) in exchange
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miser Joined: 23 Jun 2013
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miser May 23, 2018 08:20 AM
Mntambo , plus Makola he's getting tired .
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JAWS OF LIFE May 22, 2018 08:54 PM
Fig0 can shine even in black kit.
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JamieM May 22, 2018 08:42 PM
He is a good player. I hope he will stand the pressure at Pirates.

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