Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
21 Apr 2016
10:15 am

Manyisa tips Bucs for top 3 finish, downplays comeback

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Orlando Pirates captain Oupa 'Ace' Manyisa believes the Buccaneers can finish the Absa Premiership league on top three on the standings.

Oupa Manyisa of Orlando Pirates (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Speaking at the Kia Champ into the Arena launch at Discovery Soccer Park in Wanderers, where he is an ambassador of the motoring company’s 5-a-side, Manyisa was adamant that his side’s current form will see them finish the season as one of the top three clubs.

“Pirates will finish in the top three,” said the Pirates skipper.

“The club’s current form speaks for itself. The guys have been playing very well and I am certain they will be among the top three clubs on the league table by the end of the season.”

Ace has not played competitive football for over six months since sustaining an ankle injury in a league clash with Polokwane City last year.

However, the club announced that he is back to full training with the whole squad, but when asked about his comeback to competitive football, the midfield maestro was reluctant to give a straight answer on when his fans will see him again on the pitch.

“I honestly don’t know, maybe next year. The thing is I don’t want to rush myself into action. We will see what happens in the next couple of weeks.”

On this week’s Phakaaathi though, a source in the Orlando Pirates camp informed the paper that the midfielder might make a comeback in the team’s Nedbank Cup quarter-final clash Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.