Jonevret: Pirates captain Manyisa is in right frame of mind to face Chiefs

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The Pirates captain's performances have not been what many had expected and to some extent, he has come under fire this season

Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret is confident that his captain Oupa Manyisa has turned the corner after his good performance at home to Polokwane City last Saturday.

“I heard his form has gone a little down. I think Oupa was absolutely OK (against City), because I know he’s a really good football player. He’s (heading) in the right direction now, I hope,” Jonevret said according to The Sowetan.

Manyisa suffered a horrible injury last season that ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign and as a result he missed the Caf Confederation Cup and Nedbank Cup finals.

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Since his return at the start of the current season, the central midfielder has not regained his best form as he has been partnered with various players in midfield like Abbubaker Mobara and Issa Sarr among others.

With the much-talked about Soweto Derby on the horizon this weekend, Manyisa will no doubt be looking to utilize the game to revive his old form.

“I told them they must start believing in themselves because they are good football players. They just have to start to believe,” Jonevret concluded.

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