Orlando Pirates made two defensive errors to give Clube Recreativo Desportivo do Libolo 2 goals. Technically Julio Leal made a mistake by playing Thulasizwe Mbuyane in on the wing and Ndumiso Mabena as a striker. To even include Mabena in the 23 man squad ahead of Mark Mayambela was shocking to begin with.
His movement off the ball is meaningless, a complete waste of space. I'd rather play with 10 men than have Mabena. Leal realised his mistake of playing Mbuyane in the wing and took out Mabena for Tlou Segolela. Decent substitution but Dikgang Mabalane was supposed to start ahead of Mabena who belongs in the stands.
Benni McCarthy must start scoring. Yes he gives us shape but he must start scoring. For how long will Leal persist with Mabena when an overwhelming majority of Buccaneers want him gone? If Benni was partnering with Mbuyane from the start and having a natural winger we would have seen goals. No man Mabena must go or we will take the fight to the stands and start booing him.
Such behaviour is not good but what option are we left with? NO MORE MABENA!!!!! Hell Tokelo Rantie is ten times better than Mabena but he is benched. This needs to stop!
By Mnwanat Shibambu
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