Jabu Mahlangu this week gave the Siya crew a list of five players he believes could set the Premier Soccer League topflight this season.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates midfield maestro, unsurprisingly, only chose players who make things happen in the middle of the park and in attack.
In his own words, ‘Shuffle’ explains why.
He is from Daveyton and he’s my boy. I took him to Stars of Africa (Farouk Khan’s academy), I discovered him. I am happy that after four years he is now playing for a big team like Pirates. He is very disciplined.
I think Makaringe is another one to watch. We know he is skillful and he is busy when he gets near the box. The only question is whether the new Pirates players are going to take time to gel and understand the culture – sometimes players do well at other clubs, but when they get to big teams it becomes a totally different story.
At Mamelodi Sundowns, I heard coach Pitso Mosimane say Themba Zwane wants to be the Player of the Season this year. He is the key player for them.
The same can be said about Sibusiso Vilakazi, who scored in the opening game of the league for Sundowns. I loved him at Bidvest Wits, but because of injuries he hasn’t really fulfilled his true potential.
At SuperSport United I am looking at Mahachi, a very technical player and I think he will complement Aubrey Modiba very well down the left flank if he gels quickly within the new team since arriving from Pirates.