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Nyatama Continues To Marshal Bucs' Midfield

Orlando Pirates midfielder Musa Nyatama continues to dominate Bucs midfield

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 11, 2018 01:01 PM

Orlando Pirates midfielder Musa Nyatama has started off the 2018/19 season from where he left off in the previous campaign as Bucs key midfield man when it comes to offensive possession.

With only two league games played so far in the new season, Nyatama has already emerged as Bucs' top passer of the football. The lanky midfielder was the driving force in Pirates’ 1-0 victory over Chippa United where he had a total of 83 touches, more than any other player from both teams during the game. This led to 74 passes with 61 of those being successful, and thus contributing to Bucs total overall of 531 passes made and 83.1% accuracy.

What is even more impressive is that although Nyatama spent a bulk of that game in the centre circle, within his own half, 89% of his passes were forward passes to the Pirates attackers. He also managed to achieve an 82% passing accuracy, while displaying his balling winning skills by winning the ball on 14 occasions from the opposition.

This was the case in the Sea Robbers first league encounter of the new season against Highlands Park where the game ended in 1-1 draw. He produced 71 successful passes more than any other Bucs players and also provided four shot assists to his fellow teammates.

Last season the former Bloemfontein Celtic man scored four league goals and will hope to improve on his tally. Pirates take on SuperSport United this coming Saturday evening at the Orlando Stadium where Nyatama will be instrumental in helping Pirates edge the Tshwane side who have a good record against the Soweto Giants.

The MTN8 clash between Pirates and SuperSport United starts at 20h30 at the Orlando Stadium. 


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PAPA R Joined: 03 Aug 2018
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PAPA R Aug 12, 2018 08:24 PM
Where were you when you were needed to kick the penalty that was missed. Resting after only two games. Akunamuntu lana
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Sanchez Alexis Aug 11, 2018 07:52 PM
Very humbled somebody who doesn't need media's attention to do his work @ Bucs. While some villains are sung on daily basis, some heroes remain unsung but one can steal your talent away from you. Stay humbled Nyatama.
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Mandisa.M Aug 11, 2018 06:55 PM
He is the engine of that Pirates midfield an i hope he comes tox the party again tonight against Suppersport
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Bucs325 Aug 11, 2018 04:16 PM
We have to win today..convincingly not what has been happening thus far
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Ricworld Aug 11, 2018 04:09 PM
One would think that Nyatama is playing in Laliga.....those stats shows how special Nyatama is to my beloved team.
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Die Wolf Aug 11, 2018 03:14 PM
uphi uDean agxobe umuntu ngekhokho?
Bugs for life Joined: 26 May 2018
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Bugs for life Aug 11, 2018 02:32 PM
Yeah he is one of the best midfielders in the PSL at present,his combination with Ten ten Mlambo in the middle of the park is going to cause a lot of havoc for a lot of teams this season I bet...
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LoydDowns Aug 11, 2018 02:31 PM
What a player Musa Nyatama
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Madredz Aug 11, 2018 02:23 PM
@Vhivha... Thats the age of your father not Nyatama.
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Madredz Aug 11, 2018 02:21 PM
What a player to watch. If I was still playing football, I was going to call myself Nyatama or Mlambo. Up The Bucs NgeNkani.
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Bongz4bucs.. Aug 11, 2018 02:14 PM
Gr8 player.. Him n Mlambo really deserve to wear a Pirates jersey
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# One man Skippa Aug 11, 2018 01:54 PM
I like it for Pirates Nyatama, Motswari and Mlambo combination in the middle, baphela abantu eOrlando. Mlambo must learn to kill the game when is on sport pls.
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musah005 Aug 11, 2018 01:51 PM
Good to see him maturing with age
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khaydoman Aug 11, 2018 01:51 PM
Grate player and I so wish they don't get injuries with Mlambo because both of them are a marvel to watch.
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agebeda Aug 11, 2018 01:42 PM
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Vhivha Aug 11, 2018 01:36 PM
42 years old madala
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Sucker Punch The Legend Aug 11, 2018 01:21 PM
NoNo story here. Editor fresh news please
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Bucs_10. Aug 11, 2018 01:19 PM
Him and Mlambo are direct replacements for Jali and Manyisa. They are capable of tearing midfielders apart this season if they remain focus and put more efforts.
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mosekaphofu maggosim Aug 11, 2018 01:14 PM
He is a hard worker indeed

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