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Orlando Pirates vice-captain Abbubaker Mobara not keen to join Bidvest Wits

6:16 PM MYT 22/01/2018
Percy Tau, Mamelodi Sundowns & Abbubaker Mobara, Orlando Pirates
The 23-year-old, who joined Bucs from Ajax Cape Town prior to the start of the 2016/17 season, has captained the team in their last two league games

Orlando Pirates vice-captain Abbubaker Mobara has been heavily linked with a possible move to Bidvest Wits.

Recent reports have indicated that Bucs have been negotiations for Mobara to move to Wits in a swap deal for Xola Mlambo during the current Transfer Window.

Mobara led Pirates during their 1-1 draw against Polokwane City in a PSL match at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night

After the game Mobara was asked how important it was for him to finish the season at Bucs and challenge for the PSL title, and he replied: "As important as it is for me‚ and for the club as a whole.

"Everybody wants to win the league. And coming from Ajax‚ not winning a league‚ and only winning an MTN8‚ the league is on the bucket list," Mobara said on Times Live.

"And this is something that I want to win with every feeling and emotion in me," he continued.

Bucs finished in 11th place in the league last season and without a trophy. Mobara believes that it was a learning curve for the team.

"Last season was obviously a learning curve for me‚ coming from Cape Town and into a team that didn't do so well‚ didn't make the MTN8‚" he said.

"But it's all behind us. We're learned from it. And we're still learning from it. We don't want to repeat it. So for me personally I have to push to play to the best of my ability‚ to push myself in order to learn," he added.

"And also the help from the coaching staff is also amazing. They're always doing the right things to help us. And from that I think the players gain a lot of confidence. Because they believe in us‚ and then we have to repay them by playing football and winning games," Mobara continued.

"We will end this season strong. I have big belief in the players and the character and attitude that we have this season. I'm not even looking at second or third. I'm looking at first. And that is what we want to chase. The league is tight," he concluded.