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Goal.com spoke with Orlando Pirates midfielder Oupa Manyisa about their recent poor performance, and how the absence of Sfiso Myeni could affect the team going forward

Orlando Pirates midfielder Oupa Manyisa has admitted to Goal.com that they haven’t been doing well as a team recently, but assured the Bucs fans that they will soon return to winning ways.

The Buccaneers lost their last two games, including the Nedbank Cup defeat they suffered at the hands of minnows Maluti FET College last weekend. Manyisa said that every team has a bad run somewhere along the way, and that Pirates are no different.

“It’s true that we haven’t been doing well collectively, but we will improve in no time. We suffered those losses after a long time, so our fans should not worry too much,” said Manyisa.

“Every team in the world go through what Pirates is experiencing right now, and that’s football,” explained Manyisa.

Ace also admitted that the absence of Sfiso Myeni, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury, is a huge blow for Pirates, and that it will affect the team badly.

“Sfiso has been doing well for the team, and now that he is out, I think it will affect the team badly, but there are other players who will fill the void left by Sfiso,” said Manyisa.

The Bafana midfielder did not travel with the rest of the Pirates squad that will play against Djabal FC in the Caf champions league, as coach Roger De Sa believes that Manyisa has been overworked. 

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