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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
18 Aug 2017
10:40 am

Pirates yet to name captain

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic is yet to appoint a new captain of the club since the departure of Oupa Manyisa to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Milutin Sredojevic coach of Orlando Pirates during the training at Rand Stadium. ( Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix)

The Pirates coach, however, revealed it will go to one of the experienced players and that he will also appoint three deputies.

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“We have a group of mature and senior players who are supposed to lead. We shall decide who will wear the armband in the next 24 hours. Happy Jele is not available for the match,” said Sredovic on Thursday.

“However, I would like to have a captain and three deputies that could take responsibility in each department.”

Pirates won this fixture last season, beating Chippa 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on April 29, with Thamsanqa Gabuza and Thabo Matlaba netting the Buccaneers’ goals.

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