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Former Orlando Pirates head coach Augusto Palacios believes that midfielder Nhlakanipho Ntuli has a bright future

Posted: 31 January 2013 Time: 12:28

Former Orlando Pirates head coach Augusto Palacios believes that Nhlakanipho Ntuli has a bright future after being promoted to the senior team.

The midfielder is the second player to be registered from Pirates' development academy after Tshepo Lephoko, who has since joined Golden Arrows on loan.

"He is a fighter with great character," says Palacios of Ntuli, who attended trials with FC Twente last year.

READ: Bucs to register Ntuli for first team

"He is very good at defending and attacking. He possesses good technique and has a decent shot on him. He is one for the future," 'Njenje' adds.

Ntuli joins the likes of Joseph Makhanya, Gift Leremi, Lebohang Mokoena and Benedict ‘Tso' Vilakazi, who were all promoted from the Pirates development.

"It's difficult to compare that group of players with 'Nana' and Lephoko because this is a new generation. But I believe both players can create their own success at Pirates," says Palacios.

"Nana arrived at Pirates when he was 12-years-old while Lephoko arrived when he was 13-years-old. They both grew up here and understand the culture of playing for Pirates.

"I am happy to see the efforts invested in the youth by the club over the past few years paying dividends again after the promotion of Senzo Meyiwa and Siboniso Gumede."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 12:33 pm
Welcome to the Galaxy my boy
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 12:34 pm
I also blive he can make an impact on the snr team, hope thy give him a fair chance b4 ge flies abroad...i believe in bucs development, i bliv in the champs...up da bucs!
posted: 12:37 pm
Proff Njenje Dankie for the excellent work you have been doing in unearthing gems for our senior team
More are coming
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:38 pm
Njenje cannot be taken serious...he needs to be deported to Peru and never allowed entry into the beautiful country......The biggest Gorilla I know.
Champ Khosiyaz
posted: 12:40 pm
Didn't they say the same about Ndulula when he joined them from Celtic? I am sure they were singing a similar song about Excellent Walaza
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 12:44 pm
This boy is better than the 75 capped flop. Left and right he is fine.
Mr Khuks
posted: 12:44 pm
Just dont do drugs my boy. If you do drugs or too much alcohol, you can now kiss your future goodbye. If you dont beleive me, ask Jabu Pule-Mahlangu. Please boy, stay clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 12:45 pm
There is no need of going as far as Niger to get a flop like Boubacar Talatou while we have these boys at our diposal.
posted: 12:46 pm
I still remember Cheesboy Mokoena crippling Cyril Nzama without touching him.

If Masilela was injured by a defense splitting back pass by Nyawana, imagine what Ntuli can do to Masilela? Cyril Nzama Part II. Hehehehe I can't wait to see this boy in action.

Behold the future of South African Football. This boy is guaranteed a contract there where Parker failed with flying colors.

He has secured a deal in a league above that where Shabba failed trials twice.

Hehehehe I'm excited.

Orlando Pirates, where the youth can make their dreams a reality. Both in football and academically.

This is Pirates in association with Acer.
posted: 12:48 pm
Nanana Ntuli take us home
posted: 12:55 pm
Hola Mabaccaneer hola !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Born Khosi
posted: 12:55 pm
@Double Treble Champ-Marapoposted: 12:44 pm | Report

Your father tought your mothers a flop when she forgot to abort you...
posted: 12:57 pm
pitty you're not going to be here for long but at least you will leave with a league medal
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 12:59 pm
Title: Madea's South African family
Release date: 18 feb 2013
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Madea (Tyler Perry), Joe (Tyler Perry), Uncle Pally (Augasto Palacious) and Mom Ruby (Benni McCarthy), Candice (Keshia Knight Pulliam), Joshua (Derek Luke), Mr Brown (David Mann)
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 01:00 pm
Ndulula off to amazulu, might be gud news bt i dnt knw abt mayambela staying cos we r going up there, boosting our champ team, no need 2 nanana i blive, ths guy is a marvel 2 watch...up da bucs nd wat njenje is doing in our development!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 01:05 pm
It's always nice seeing fresh new talent coming through like the 19 year old that stole the El Classico show last night...

Which other team can boast of unearthing such quality in SA....?

The Dream Team................................... making dreams come true.... making reaching for the Star a reality as they wear the Star in conjunction with the beat of their hearts thus sealing the bound forever....

At such a tender age he's already far superior than the senior member of the current Bafana...
posted: 01:32 pm
Good thng then
El Kampion
posted: 01:39 pm
"Nanana" a development player impresses @FC Twente

Shabba,a 75 times capped international unimpresses @Mvelaphanda England,twice nogal

Life is really unfair

"I Arrest all my cases"
posted: 01:43 pm
lol Boy be careful that Gorrilla Team is dangerous.
Ask the following people
Leremi (Dead. Car Accident, without colliding with anyone)
Manyathela (Dead. Car Accident, without colliding with anyone)
Benson Mhlongo (Arrested for an unlicenced firearm, also Broke his knee when he wanted to go to Platinum Stars)
Happy Jele (Broke his knee after coming out in public about his R6500 salary)
Tso Vilakazi (Accused of Rape because he wanted to go overseas)
Andile Jali (Accused of Robbery with agrevated assult because he wanted to go overseas)
Lelo Mbele (Stabbed by the Chairmans Handyman Lekgwathi)

K4L until Khoza tells us what happened to the illegal rifle he had
De Bruin!!!
posted: 01:44 pm
The Phefeni Boyposted: 12:38 pm | Report

Njenje cannot be taken serious...he needs to be deported to Peru and never allowed entry into the beautiful country......The biggest Gorilla I know.

You gotta be retarded to say something as meaningless as this, really. You ain't funny so PLS don't try to be.
Damn, I's shocked!!!
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