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De Sa lauds Meyiwa

By Sapa | Nov 08, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa was full of praise for goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa on Wednesday night after he handed the second-choice goalkeeper his third league start of the season

Meyiwa let in only one late strike in Pirates' 3-1 Premiership victory over Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld.

De Sa surprised many with his inclusion of the 25-year-old shot-stopper, who has spent his entire career with the Buccaneers, graduating from the Orlando Pirates youth development side in 2006 before making his senior debut for the Soweto outfit the same year.

"I have always picked players by what I see at training," De Sa said after their win.

"Senzo has been outstanding the last couple of weeks. He's worked hard.

"Moeneeb (Josephs) hasn't been at his best entirely -- he's had a few weaker moments -- and it's only fair to give the youngster a chance."

De Sa, who said he did not have a rotation policy when it came to his goalkeepers, added that Meyiwa had shown he was ready to make the step up and he would be monitoring the progress of the young number one.

"He has been great at training, so if anybody does that, it doesn't matter what position he plays, if he shows that he's knocking on the door and keeps pushing the other guy, you have to throw him in," De Sa said.

"I've worked with Senzo before, I know him pretty well and I think we needed him today.

"He comes out for crosses and that's not Moeneeb's strongest, and today it was important to have a goalkeeper who comes through people and comes for everything."

Meyiwa produced a solid display in goals, picking up an injury in the second half that required stitches, and was unfortunate to concede with two minutes of regulation time remaining.

"I think he's got about eight or nine stitches on his face now and he's a character," De Sa said.

"I think he pushed Moeneeb, and Senzo, if he's fit, will play (against Free State Stars) on Saturday.

"He's showed the mettle and he'll play. Like any other position… if you show, you play."

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That is the end of Moneeb, Bafana buried him and now his Coach, sorry Joseph is time to consider your contract, Maybe try Sundowns next year, they want clowns like you.

Ka bo yellow

Nov 08, 2012 1:24 | 0 replies

Orlando Pirates have the best players who are experienced. Its just impossible not to win the league. The best coach who can bring the best out of players, Mr De Sa always calm and in control. Senzo Meyiwa, the boy is in top form so is the whole team.

Nov 09, 2012 10:24 | 0 replies

Fantastic game Meyiwa.

Nov 08, 2012 4:45 | 0 replies

Desa: Senzo's got BIG Ones!!! how did he see them?! Has he changed to being GAY after that stint with his wife?!

I thought being gay is a sexuality but it seems more like a change of personality. RobinHH's got BIG Ones too!!!

Nov 08, 2012 3:44 | 0 replies

The fat one will advise Domkat to resign da same way he did ko Bafana bcos he doesn't want to be no2.

This Meyiwa will soon be out bcos of injuries - last night he got injured so many times

Nov 08, 2012 3:12 | 0 replies

Mygirl

I wanna agree with you Champ. he must show support bcz he doesnt know when he will need Moeneeb again.
But Yes Meyiwa is always outstanding whwen ever he gets a chance. i must aplaud him.

Nov 08, 2012 2:41 | 0 replies

Abantu bayamangaza hw did we manage to win trebles if we didnt have the goalkeepers he he he he he he. iya neh

@ Moeneeb dont wori days like when u down do come and pass u will b at your best soon vele u de Sa unjalo nxaaaa, look hw he sent Klaite on one of our past game sometime bcos he was not at his best but brought him back ka telkom and he delivered.

USAZOBANGEN' MY KEEPER.

@ De Sa wena jou moer maan, u dont discourage another player when u praise another, u r dividing them jou fool...nxaaa. can u do that to ur children...??????

Nov 08, 2012 2:33 | 0 replies

Tortoise worked for khoza!!!

Kaizer Jnr : Bab Khoza uthe u baba ngimcelele amafudu ache back

Dr Khoza: Ok boy …. Nandos is on his way uzowadeliver lapho eNaturena, awashiye kuba mayefika?

Kaizer Jnr: sibeko is always there baba, angawashiya kuye ….

Dr Khoza: Kulungile ke mfana wam, lamafudu were very helpful. Ungibongele kubaba yezwa???

Nov 08, 2012 2:31 | 0 replies

@ Papage.... sekunjani manje ubangcono ne..???

Nov 08, 2012 2:20 | 0 replies

Firecrackers FC must not fooool themselve they dont have a keeper both Dome Cat & Meyiwa come Saturday they'll all point fingers @ him

Nov 08, 2012 2:11 | 0 replies

Mygirl
@ Papage.... sekunjani manje ubangcono ne..???

Ke ba strong My Baby, Love you too much to cry for spilt milk

Nov 09, 2012 3:3 | 0 replies