There is a fierce ongoing debate between the members of the Ghost Ship: Who should be the No. 1 for the team between the sticks? Jackson Mabokgwane was recently signed, while Felipe Ovono was transfer-listed and then subsequently removed from that list. Where does that leave the Buccaneers?
One of our online supporters, Papa-Ona, has given us an insightful thought into what he thinks went into the decision to transfer-list Ovono and what is required from a goalkeeper.
"Without fear or favour, that was an ill-informed decision by the powers that be. Just two howlers, then Ovono was reduced to the stands... if performance is anything to go by when measuring ones contribution, both positive and negative, then Mhlongo was the one to be shown the door ,followed by Mpontshane... what was sickening about our previous technical team and probably management is that they were hoping to see Senzo (may his soul rest in peace) in Mhlongo, and the lad also put himself under unnecessary pressure to emulate his predecessor, thus leading to him losing focus in some crucial games," he said.
"Correct me if I'm wrong... I never saw confidence in Mhlongo's eyes every time he takes to the field... a great goalkeeper doesn't panic or crack under pressure but instead lifts and leads the club from the back. For example, Khune, Onyango and the very same Mabokgwane who was recently added to Pirates' roster.
"I, for one, believe that Ovono is a great, marvelous goalkeeper... now that he has completely settled, expect to see his worth rise this season. Mhlongo just needs to work on his mental strength..."
What do you think of this supporter's perspective?