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Bucs’ Captaincy For ‘Bara’ After Manyisa Exit?

Orlando Pirates To Appoint Their Captain Under New Coach

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 03, 2017 04:20 PM

News reaching the Siya crew is that Abbubaker Mobara could be in line to become the next captain for Orlando Pirates for the new season.

Read – Breaking: Manyisa Joins Sundowns From Pirates

The Buccaneers’ captaincy duties have been the responsibility of Oupa Manyisa for over two seasons.

‘Ace’, as the central midfielder is known in football circles, has been Bucs’ captain since the 2014/15 season. The Mohlakeng-born player was appointed the team’s captain under former Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic in November 2014, following the passing away of Senzo Meyiwa, who had been their skipper.

However, last weekend’s Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs was the last game for Manyisa captaining Pirates, as it has since been confirmed that he is leaving the club.

As announced by Bucs chairman Irvin Khoza on Thursday afternoon, the 29-year-old is leaving the club for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Upon investigating, the Siya crew has been informed that Mobara has emerged as a possible candidate to take over the captaincy at Bucs for the new season.

In his first season with Bucs, the 23-year-old from Cape Town stood head-and-shoulders above the rest in the team with his impressive performances. The versatile player has become one of the influential players for the team.

Bara, as the former Ajax Cape Town player is otherwise known, recently walked away with the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament award from the PSL for his contribution in Bucs’ 2016/17 campaign.

Read: Bucs’ New Technical Team To Be Decided

The indication from sources close to Pirates is that the player could be in line to get the armband for the upcoming season.

Find all updates on the latest rumours and confirmed deals in our Transfer Centre! 


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i_skhura73 Joined: 14 May 2012
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i_skhura73 Aug 07, 2017 07:38 PM
Is he ready tho...
Carder305 Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Carder305 Aug 07, 2017 05:06 PM
That would an excellent idea, not jele please
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Zubradoh Aug 07, 2017 02:32 PM
Eish I don't know whether I like it or not, part of me says he should take the captaincy, at the other side I know the armband comes with lot of pressure and can destroy the lil boy
CyaBe Joined: 04 Aug 2017
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CyaBe Aug 04, 2017 05:42 PM
Wow thnx Mr Khoza for releasing Oupa .. thanx for appointing Bara as a new Bucs Captain he is a good player and have leadership qualities we trust u boy pls don't disappoint us
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Lebstikano Aug 04, 2017 05:07 PM
Eish. I don't know about this one
ChoLy 4 Bucselona Joined: 03 Aug 2017
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ChoLy 4 Bucselona Aug 04, 2017 04:09 PM
@Mtho4lyf yah I'm with you on that one they really have to go
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No badges available Aug 04, 2017 02:37 PM
Gud one he is still young and will grow with that kind of leadership☺
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Mtho4lyf Aug 04, 2017 12:01 PM
Gabuza ...Issar ..Gcaba and Makola when are you leaving...yoo hambani maan
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No badges available Aug 04, 2017 11:30 AM
Its not a good decision for Oupa leaving pirates
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Robinho wa Rethabile na Velly Aug 04, 2017 11:09 AM
Gr8 leader he is a born leader
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Farmer89 Aug 04, 2017 09:15 AM
mobara is a good player let him lead
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Bojanesm Aug 04, 2017 09:11 AM
Let Sangweni/ Ndoro lead the team
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msanisto Aug 04, 2017 08:52 AM
I actually would prefer him than Jele. Jele and Manyisa as leaders of the team failed the team dismally. But the ideal candidate is Thami Sangweni. Unfortunately he is still new to the team.
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bhkabhakalokuqina1 Aug 04, 2017 08:44 AM
@Maloh11 your starting line up is good I hope we will see more of those players this season in the field
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No badges available Aug 04, 2017 08:41 AM
Mhhh!I dont think this will be a good idea.He is young and have not cemented his place in the starting lineup yet so Matla8a would have been good for me
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Maloh11 Aug 04, 2017 08:31 AM
Good one i admire this boy alot. I hope he can play with Sandilands,Mombara, Chabalala, Matlaba, Nyawuza, Sangweni, Nyatama, Norodien, Lorch, Ndoro, Nkosi
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No badges available Aug 04, 2017 07:46 AM
Good call
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slivo ledimo Aug 04, 2017 07:37 AM
Matlaba for captainship.captain Barboso'festival.............. GK.Daniel RB.Mubara CM.Malepe/Juuko CB.Chabalala LB.Matlaba(c) RM.Rakgale CM.Sangweni CM.Nyatama LM.Norodien SS.Morrison LS.Obiozor Subs 1.Monetsi 2.Sandilands 3.qalinge 4.nkosi
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Star is the limit Aug 04, 2017 07:37 AM
Promising player indeed
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Mr Pheressa Aug 04, 2017 07:33 AM
Best choice by soccerladuma lets hope Pirates agrees

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