Orlando Pirates have revealed the names of seven players that have been the team's top performers from recent matches, as Milutin Sredojevic and the side prepare for the Soweto Derby this coming weekend.
Fans in local football fraternity and around the continent are waiting in anticipation for Saturday’s Absa Premiership match for Kaizer Chiefs and Pirates at FNB Stadium to see which team will get the points to keep up with Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns at the top of the log for this season's title chase.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers have confirmed that Thembinkosi Lorch, Justin Shonga, Linda Mntambo, Musa Nyatama, Asavela Mbekile, Augustine Mulenga and Innocent Maela have all been nominated for the club’s Player of the Month award for December/January.
Tired of reading? Click through the gallery for images of Bucs’ seven stars vying for the club’s Player of the Month award
“Through December and January, the Bucs played a total of 12 fixtures across all competitions. Thembinkosi Lorch and Justin Shonga each featured in nine of the 12, the highest amongst the first team. Shonga bested Lorch when it came down to overall performance, with the Zambian scoring five goals and contributing a further three assists compared to the three goals and single assist by his teammate,” confirmed Bucs on the club’s official website.
“Newcomer to the competition Linda Mntambo also had his share of goals having scored twice in six games and finishing with an equal number of assists. ‘Figo’ also weighed in with the highest passing accuracy of 86% in the entire team,” added the club.
“Musa Nyatama and Asavela Mbekile also enter the competition for the first time, and are joined by regulars Augustine Mulenga and Innocent Maela who contribute consistently to the team’s performance,” confirmed Bucs on the club’s website.