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The Evolution Of Nyatama

How Musa Nyatama has evolved under Milutin Sredojević

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 18, 2018 11:30 AM

Orlando Pirates midfielder Musa Nyatama has emerged as one of the key men for Milutin Sredojević as the Soweto giants target a Champions League qualification.

In just his first season for the Buccaneers, the 30-year-old midfielder has already enjoyed his second prolific season and has scored four league goals.  

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Under Sredojevic not only has Nyatama become a deep-lying midfielder but has also developed into a playmaker for the Soweto giants. In the 26 league appearances, Nyatama has averaged about 88 touches per game. This is a vast improvement from the 75 touches he averaged during his time at Phunya Sele Sele.

In Bucs' recent match against AmaZulu, Nytama emerged as the player with the most touches from both sides having completed 94 touches in the 90 minutes he played.

Nyatama’s evolution as a player has also emerged from the fact that he plays for a team which retains more possession than his previous side. This has enabled Nyatama to have a greater impact on the game. 

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Due to the increase in possession, the midfielder has averaged an 80% passing accuracy as opposed to the 72% he averaged at Bloemfontein Celtic, owing to having more of the ball more than he did previously.

The value of Nyatama’s impact to the Bucs team can be translated to amount of time he has started for Sredojevic. This season, Nyatama has had the most starts since the 2013/14 season. He has made the starting eleven 25 times and has come on as a substitute only once. Furthermore, he has only been replaced twice which is the least amount of times since the 2012/13 season.

The Serbian coach will rely on Nyatama as the Sea Robbers target a top-two finish in the PSL table as they look to gain entry into next year’s CAF Champions League. 


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majenz Apr 19, 2018 12:29 PM
This guy just know how to play football, nothing more nothing less. #TheRollsRoys
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SowetoBOY Apr 18, 2018 02:07 PM
I did not see his signing coming at bucs,i still think we left it to long he is my player of the season at Bucs.
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dellah Apr 18, 2018 01:10 PM
A very gud player who performed well in a no pressure season to a trophiless team. Let's c next season if he will perform under pressure
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Mashia1950 Apr 18, 2018 12:55 PM
He is a good player,
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@SCHUSTE Apr 18, 2018 12:48 PM
Mr Nyatama can preform very well and he possess some good touches ,its seems as if he is very dedicated to the team ,come next season he will be doing its with AJ 15.
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Gustin Sirino Apr 18, 2018 12:31 PM
I am a Sundowns champion but Nyathama uyashisa
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Koloi1995 Apr 18, 2018 12:30 PM
I noticed his talent back then when he was rarely used at dunusa. Good player indeed!
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mashao071 Apr 18, 2018 12:29 PM
Jah nagama reminds me of adelbet Dinah nd sailor tshabalala.hw can I forget Cedric okokwo.bucs til die
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thato357 Apr 18, 2018 12:29 PM
Rolls Roys
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chiefs is useless Apr 18, 2018 12:12 PM
Madala Katsande can learn a thing or 2 from our Midfield maestro ....
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 18, 2018 12:09 PM
At last we are no longer going to read "Micho and Rhulani are the best".
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2twice Apr 18, 2018 12:09 PM
Been a very good player for OPFC this season,
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kadish Apr 18, 2018 12:09 PM
94 touches in the 90 minutes for one player tjerrr coweditor now is clear you didn't played football
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Its a pity you wasted your earlier years playing for teams that don't accommodate ur style of play.
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scoreman99 Apr 18, 2018 11:56 AM
u and HJ4 r our captain not that mobara cow nd matlaba
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scoreman99 Apr 18, 2018 11:54 AM
u r role model to the likes of cowtsande
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So-Mathabo-KBY Apr 18, 2018 11:51 AM
He knew the Yellow Grinding Machine won the long before his fellow donkeys
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Apr 18, 2018 11:45 AM
Our best player so far...
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bucshooligan 1 Apr 18, 2018 11:44 AM
He's the signing of the season for me.Keep it up Bru.We gonna need you for next season for the title race

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