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Manenzhe: Sangweni still has to make a name for himself at Orlando Pirates

13:52 GMT+3 06/07/2017
Thamsanqa Sangweni in action for Chippa United
Bucs snatched the midfielder right under the nose of Bidvest Wits on Monday

Former Orlando Pirates striker Phumudzo Manenzhe believes that Thamsanqa Sangweni will help steer the club in the right direction.

"After two unsuccessful seasons, I think players like him are capable of helping the club get back to where it belongs. He will bring quality and stability in the team," Manenzhe told The Sowetan.

Sangweni follows in the footsteps of his brother, Siyabonga, who also donned the colours of the Buccaneers from 2011 to 2016 before announcing his retirement from professional football.

He has been linked to Andile Jali and many see him as a player with similar atrributes.

Manenzhe however, refused to compare the two midfielders.

"He must not be compared to anybody. I cannot compare him to Jali because he must record his own history at the club. Every player, when he joins a new team, wants to build his own history. I am sure that he would also like to make his own name. We know that his brother [Siyabonga] also played for Pirates, but that does not mean anything," Manenzhe stated.

The 28-year-old joined from Chippa United; the club he captained for last season, and Manenzhe feels his leadership qualities will somewhat help the players around him.  

"You need that player who will shout at you when you lose the ball," Manenzhe said.