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Roger de Sa says Thamsanqa Gabuza could be the answer to Orlando Pirates’ goalscoring problems

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By Ernest Makhaya

With former Golden Arrows striker Thamsanqa Gabuza’s move to Orlando Pirates close to completion, coach Roger de Sa tells Goal that the lanky forward will help them resolve their goalscoring problems.

Gabuza is expected to put pen to paper soon, as Pirates are desperately in need of a natural striker before the closing of the PSL transfer window at the end of this month [August].

“We only have two out-right strikers in Bacela and Mbesuma, and the club is trying hard to find another striker, because we need one.

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“I think Gabuza is a good striker and I think he needs good players around to be able to score goals, but he will help us if he joins,” de Sa told Goal.

De Sa has been very critical of his side’s inability to score goals when it matters most, especially after their 1-0 defeat against AmaZulu last Thursday.

However, Pirates bounced back and scored twice against SuperSport United, to force the game into penalties this past weekend. Bacela netted a brace for the Sea Robbers, but De Sa doesn’t believe their goalscoring problem is over.

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“It’s too early to tell. Two goals aren’t enough. We need a lot more than two goals, but we can only take the positive results (in our stride), as we are coming from a tough week,” added Roger de Sa.

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