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'Monare red-hot like Jali, Orlando Pirates soldier' - Riveiro blamed for Mamelodi Sundowns loss

3:19 AM EST 2/5/23
Thabang Monare, Orlando Pirates, November 2022
The 33-year-old Buccaneers midfielder was influential despite Bucs' loss against the in-form Masandawana, much to the fans' delight

Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabang Monare played a crucial role on Saturday in their Premier Soccer League game, but was unable to stop Mamelodi Sundowns from winning 1-0.

Cassius Mailula's seventh-minute strike settled matters at Orlando Stadium as Rhulani Mokwena's team won their 15th consecutive league game.

Despite the loss, Monare stood out in the Sea Robbers' midfield, with Andile Jali on the Sundowns bench, and his efforts did not go down unnoticed.

  • Cassius Mailula, Mamelodi Sundowns

    Monare, not Mailula, deserved Man of the Match Award

    With all due respect, this Man of the Match Award was supposed to go to Thabang Monare. He was the best player on the field despite Pirates going down - Zakes Zingelwayo

  • Thabang Monare.

    Monare best central midfielder in Mzansi?

    So are we finally going to acknowledge that when fit, Thabang Monare is the best central midfielder we have, or is the agenda still on? - Nkuli McG

  • Teboho Mokoena Mamelodi Sundownsm Vincent Pule Orlando Pirates

    Mokoena chasing shadows whole afternoon?

    Thabang Monare played his best game for Pirates [on Saturday]. [Teboho] Mokoena was chasing after him the whole 90 mins - Thando

  • Kermit Erasmus, Orlando Pirates

    Erasmus suffered because of Monare?

    Monare was just busy for nothing because he can hardly release the ball to the strikers that rendered the likes of [Kermit] Erasmus useless. Playing with the robotic midfielders was just a recipe for the disaster - Ditiro Seerane

  • Orlando Pirates celebrate against Golden Arrows.

    Can Monare fire Pirates to Champions League spot?

    Monare is red-hot bossing that midfield with the shorts pulled up like Jali. Let's put our remaining energy into winning this Nedbank cup and finishing second in PSL - MhayiSir German WakboMbuso

  • Thabang Monare Orlando Pirates.

    Best perfromance ever at Pirates

    Monare was hot, very hot. In fact, this was his best performance ever since he joined Pirates - Mxolisi Maphanga

  • Makhehleni Makhaula, AmaZulu

    Makhaula vs Monare, who will Riveiro choose?

    I see Thabang Monare is starting to show his quality. The coach is going to have a headache between him and Makhehleni Makhaula and Thabang Monare - Phuthi

  • Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo.

    Monare needs Ndlondlo

    Thabang Monare has been playing well recently. He is altering his role and responsibility in the heart of that midfield. But he needs [Ndabayithethwa] Ndlondlo in front of him, Jose Riveiro messed it up, the loss is on him - Katlego Rammusi

  • Mothobi Mvala of Mamelodi Sundowns vs Monnapule Saleng

    Downs made it tough

    Did you see how Thabang Monare was heavily breathing, it was rough out there - Semper Fi

  • Orlando Pirates fans

    Monare is Pirates' soldier

    Thabang Monare is a soldier. He's literally everywhere - Mlungisi