In most cases, experience is the best teacher but for how long would it take to cling on to that kind of mentality? There’s time for everything, hence in football, past glory is like water under the bridge. Focusing on now and the future produces the much needed results.
A similar style of events and happenings are allegedly taking place at Buccaneers. As the circle gets bigger at Pirates, fierce scramble for positions is becoming the order of the day.
By what soccer analysts see and predict, Siyabonga Mpontshane seems to be the first culprit to find himself without a Jersey regardless h8s vast experience.
Sundowns lost the MTN8 2023 Cup final to the Soweto giants, Pirates, thanks to Sipho Chaine’s goalkeeping brilliance. Some schools of thoughts reflect that fortune favours the brave, but to Chaine misfortunes favours the brave. He got injured and out of action.
Sipho Chaine was replaced by Melusi Buthelezi. He showed no mercy but to work up to the last atom of his strength. The regular game time on Buthelezi’s side pushed Siyabonga Mpontshane down the devil’s drain. The situation injects a misty of doubt to Mpontshane, whose future at the Sea Robbers looks invisible.
A certain wiseman once said, figures don’t reveal everything like a bikini. Since taking the regular starts from Sipho Chaine, Melusi Buthelezi’s statistics between the poles reveal everything a watchful goalkeeper should be.
On the domestic scene, Buthelezi have five unspoiled sheets, with only three concedes from seven league matches. What more can one ask for?
Sipho Chaine and Melusi Buthelezi, young as they’re, seem to put smiles on the faces of Orlando Pirates fanatics through their meaningful contribution as glovemen. On the other side, Richard Ofori and Siyabonga Mpontshane are being forced to go down the ranks, and their experience cannot save the purpose.