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Otladisa will don the number 12 jersey. Image: @orlandopirates/ Twitter.

New Pirates star tipped to shine

Orlando Pirates brought in a new winger to improve the squad next season. One of his former coaches believes the deal will be a success.

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Otladisa will don the number 12 jersey. Image: @orlandopirates/ Twitter.

Orlando Pirates love a new winger every single season, but not all of them succeed. Katlego Otladisa’s former coach feels the 26-year-old will make it.

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As The South African website previously covered, the Marumo Gallants winger signed a three-year deal to become a Bucanneer. The former Platinum Stars speedster went on to deliver an impressive debut against Maccabi tel Aviv in Spain.

“I think Katlego can really be a hit at Pirates,” his ex-coach at Platinum Star Roger de Sa said via Sowetan.

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“This is a second chance for him to prove himself at a bigger team [after failing to break into the Sundowns playing squad]. His speed is his greatest weapon.

“Remember he suffered a bad injury [he fractured tibia and fibula in December 2017 and only recovered in January 2019] just before going to Sundowns and he bounced back, that speaks volumes about his character,” De Sa added.


“Many players don’t come back from that kind of injury but he did, so I think he has the right mentality to succeed anywhere. His speed is unique and his bravery to take on players makes him a unique player. Yes, the expectations will be very high at Pirates but the boy has what it takes to deliver.

“The unsuccessful stint at Sundowns should have taught him a few lessons which he can now use,” the Qatar assistant coach concluded.

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Otladisa will be wearing black and white next season. Image via @kickoffmagazine / Twitter.

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