Evidence Makgopa scores winner against Kaizer Chiefs. Image: BackpagePix

‘Ngiyamnika’: Junior Khanye silenced by Makgopa after calling him lazy

Despite Makgopa showing evidence that he can lead the Pirates front line, Junior Khanye is still not convinced about the Bucs striker.


Evidence Makgopa scores winner against Kaizer Chiefs. Image: BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates striker Evidence Makgopa silenced Junior Khanye and his critics alike after scoring a Soweto derby winner on Saturday.

The 23-year-old striker failed to make an impact since joining the Buccaneers however his winner against Kaizer Chiefs was his important goal to date.

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On Friday, former Kaizer Chiefs star Junior Khanye predicted Amakhosi to win the derby, going as far as calling Makgopa lazy.

Following the conclusion of the derby, Khanye said he was still not convinced by the Bucs striker’s abilities but complimented him on the goal.

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“He scored, hooray but if you check him….he scored today, compliments to the guy, we must give it to him but I don’t think he should play ahead of Kermit Erasmus,” Khanye told iDiski TV.

On Friday, he said one of the reasons Pirates were finding it difficult to win games was that the coach was playing Makgopa ahead of Erasmus.

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“That’s why he’s drawing and losing some games,” Khanye said when asked about Makgopa.

“You keep fielding a player who does nothing for you, I mean he’s been playing in the DStv Premiership but he’s not a Pirates material. He’s so lazy, he and [Ranga]Chivaviro are more or less the same, they are lazy. Pirates should play Kermit[Erasmus] and [Zakhele]Lepasa…play Kermit so he can keep defenders busy,” Khanye said about Makgopa before the Soweto derby.

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