Orlando Pirates a legend Gerald Modaby says Zahele Lepas has the potential to do better than the former Buccaneers forward Leslie Magnatello.
The 25-year-old forward played his part in both goals that helped the Pirates sink TS Galaxy 2-0 in them DStv Premier League match last Saturday at Orlando Stadium.
Leposa initially forced the opposition Considering Msimanga kicking the ball into his own net before scoring a second goal before half-time.
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MODABI PRAISES LEPASA
“Pirates need Lepas to stay fit. Lepaso is a very good footballer and fun to watch and he just needs to stay fit because he is injury prone.” Modabi said according to Soccer Laduma.
“I think some of his injuries might be because he’s overexerting himself in his own training, which might be a result of desperation.
“But I can put my head on the block and say that if the boy can stay injury-free for a good two seasons, he will be a lot better than Leslie Magnatello.
“Perhaps another thing to look at is the players around him and ask if they are good enough with the deliveries for him to make a habit of scoring goals because that is something South African football has lacked until recently. Peter Shalulile. Lepasa could be the answer that Pirates have been looking for for a very long time.”
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PIRATES SHIFT THE FOCUS WEST
In other news, the Soweto giants switch their focus toMTN8semi-final match where they will face the defending championsMamelodi Sundowns.
Coach Ezimnyam Ngenkani Jose Rivera see an opportunity to correct what they are failing at.
“It’s a good time to take a deep look at what we’ve been doing over the last six weeks, draw conclusions and make sure we know where we are with our approach because this is a long-term project that we’ve started.” he said according to TimesLIVE.
“There is a lot to analyze and try to implement during these weeks.
“As a coach, I would like to have more time to train and for a team like us, we really trust the training process and what we do during the week.
“We have a chance to enjoy these full weeks before facing our next opponent. [The break] this is something very positive for us.
“We’ll get everything done and a short, well-deserved break for the lads, but we’re going to make the most of the time because we’re still hungry. and we are going to play the next game being in a very good condition.”