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Pirates Rising Star Reveals His Toughest Opponent

Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana Rising Star Sandile Mthethwa Reveals His Toughest Opponent

By Ryan Gordon - Mar 12, 2018 08:12 PM
Rising Orlando Pirates star Sandile Mthethwa has revealed the toughest opponent he has faced, as he continues his climb up the South African football ladder.
Mthethwa has enjoyed a steady rise since joining the Buccaneers from the KZN Academy in 2016, with the 20-year-old having captained the Soweto giants' Reserve Team, while also making his Bafana Bafana debut last year.
Mthethwa is currently furthering his footballing education in the National First Division, where he is on loan with Richards Bay FC, and he has since named the strongest opponent he has faced so far in his career.
“The toughest striker has to be the guy from Highlands Park, he’s a Namibian striker (Peter Shalulile)," Mthethwa told Orlando Pirates' official website.
"He is very quick and doesn’t hold the ball much, so you have to keep close to him. The moment you give him space then he’s gone.
"Most strikers in the league (NFD) like to hold on to the ball and it makes it a bit easier at times to mark them because you get used to them turning in certain ways or moving in certain directions because they are either left or right footed.
"It’s not to say they are easy to play against, but Shalulile is the toughest for me.”


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nazzi the second Mar 13, 2018 08:40 AM
he played for bafana? editor you sure how come i didnt know about this, unless all national teams are bafoon bafoon to editor, don't insult our intelligence
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Rising cow
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patriot Mar 13, 2018 07:57 AM
This boy is one of my favorite up and coming defenders. He did really well against Celtic and he was excellent in the World Cup last year
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Madredz Mar 13, 2018 03:14 AM
Chiefs thoughest opponent so far this season: ORLANDO PIRATES. Thats a fact

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