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Nyatama Explains Turning Point At Pirates

Musa Nyatama Talks Impressive Orlando Pirates Form

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 06, 2018 04:31 PM

Fresh from winning the PSL’s Player of the Month award, Orlando Pirates’ Musa Nyatama is looking forward to further contributing to the team’s success this season, as the Soweto giants are chasing honours in the league’s title race with the remaining few matches of the season.

Read: 200 And Going Strong, Bucs Defender Reaches Milestone

Nyatama has been the most consistent player for Pirates this season, with the midfielder having missed only one match in the team’s Absa Premiership campaign to date.

“Winning this award means that I am gelling well at Orlando Pirates and adapting to the style of play that the coaches want from us. This award means a lot to me. It means that I am moving in the right direction with my football and that I can still show people that I am a good player who works hard, despite being 31 years old,” Nyatama told Bucs’ official website.

“It also motivates me to keep doing well over the next five games, because now people will be expecting that I keep this form going into the end of the season. It’s a good thing because these awards keep you on your toes and make you work even harder because people are recognising what you are doing. I want to thank my team for allowing me to play the way I do, it’s a collective effort and I’m here accepting this award off the back of the hard work that they put into everything we do,” said the central midfielder. 

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Another achievement for Nyatama is that he has won six Man of the Match awards already in his first season with the Buccaneers.

“I think the turning point for me was the realisation and acceptance that I have a lot to learn. I am willing to learn at every training session and take that into every match. I always try to improve as a player by paying attention to what the coaches say. Coach Micho, Coach Rhulani and Coach Benson always motivate us, they bring us up when we are down and they also encourage us to stay humble and focused when the team is winning. They encourage us to keep sight of our goal. Before each game, the coaches always show us motivational videos to help us focus. I use that opportunity to clear my mind of everything but the opposition, I also try to maintain that focus throughout the game,” the former Mamelodi Sundowns player said.

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“It’s the first time in my PSL career that I have won so many Man of the Match Awards or to have this level of consistency. I know I have to work hard at each and every game and try to get wins for the team. However, I can only attribute my good form to the calibre of quality players surrounding me. My teammates make me look good on the field, I appreciate that. We help each other with our shortcomings, we cover one another wherever we can and always push each other to the max,” he said. 


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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 07, 2018 08:24 AM
@tebogo gm mahlaba so what happened to you cow. Ntshumayelo staff or Jabu Piles staff destroyed you?
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 07, 2018 08:22 AM
Trophy less Rats need to work hard and win the league and trophy less Chiefs will win the nedbank so that trophy less Ndunus will eat a humble pie.
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tebogo gm mahlaba Joined: 06 Aug 2015
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tebogo gm mahlaba Apr 07, 2018 06:24 AM
I still remember when I was playing with him at Liverpool in Daveyton,he was one of the skilful players,jus't like scara Ngobese,he will create and score goals for us,so I'm happy to see him doing well at pirates and is one of the dicipline players in my home town,big up to him just work hard and make us proud.
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BenZambrotta Apr 07, 2018 05:44 AM
keep working hard. Your're a good player,i always admired you
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 07, 2018 03:04 AM
Keep it up
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Chicharito07 Apr 06, 2018 09:56 PM
Robbers engine
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Tom Po KeCanon Apr 06, 2018 09:28 PM
Keep matlaba away from the game or don't let him cross centre line. He is a saboteur
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Luja047 Apr 06, 2018 08:08 PM
At first I was worried about the signing of Musa but he proved me wrong, he is indeed a quality player, he brought stability in our midfield, If he keeps on doing this he will bring us trophies.
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setlaboswana Apr 06, 2018 07:06 PM
@indidane, ooh! Kikikikiki....that means he expect an easy win against fau.
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indidane Apr 06, 2018 06:28 PM
@setlaboswana , YES @ Dawana ... Check @ Kick0ff
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setlaboswana Apr 06, 2018 05:39 PM
@indidane, did Heric make such remarks Member?
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setlaboswana Apr 06, 2018 05:33 PM
Just an opinion: I think Micho and Nyatama are too much in the media space, they haven't achieve anything to make this noise.
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Bizolakhe Apr 06, 2018 05:23 PM
You are gelling well @ Orlando Pirates......congratulations Nyantama you're BRAZILIAN RIVALDO to us.....your football is MOTIVATED man.....UP THE BUCCS...
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wash & wear Apr 06, 2018 04:55 PM
AAAAAAARG COWDITOR ENOUGH ABOUT THIS CHARCOAL NYATAMA MAAAAAN, GO CAMP AT NATURENA I WANT TO KNOW IF KING CASTROOOOO WENT TO TOILET OR NOT #VALONGOLOKILE
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indidane Apr 06, 2018 04:47 PM
“To be honest Sundowns are champions of Africa, which Chiefs is not,” said Heric. “In all positions Sundowns is strong. All their goalkeepers are national team keepers. I mean come on, you can't talk and compare Chiefs to Sundowns.” Vladislav Heric c0ncluded
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indidane Apr 06, 2018 04:44 PM
I See c0wdit0r is camping @ Mayf00ls these days ... But I 'm still waiting f0r him/her t0 tell us ab0ut Chippa vs Sund0wns game ... Because bef0re that game, We were t0ld that Chippa was g0nna d0 Rats a fav0ur by beating Sund0wns 0r by h0lding Sund0wns int0 a draw .... We were Never t0ld that Sund0wns might Win that game .. Acc0rding t0 Laduma, It was an 0bvi0us Win f0r Chippa..

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