De Sa: Mahamutsa has been a huge loss

Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa has reiterated his admiration of Rooi Mahamutsa stating how much he misses the steady centre-back

Posted: 11 March 2013 Time: 02:37 pm

Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa has reiterated how much he misses injured defender Rooi Mahamutsa, who he had recommended to Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund before his injury late last year.

Mahamutsa remains sidelined with an Achilles tendon injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season, and De Sa is not shy to reveal how much of a loss the 31-year-old has been.

"He has been a huge loss for me because I felt he was one of our best defenders," De Sa says.

"I didn't know him well enough until I joined Pirates, but having worked with him I realised what a fantastic player he is; so much so that when I spoke to Gordon Igesund I said if you are going to choose a defender from Pirates, Rooi is the one.

"He has been a really huge loss for us," says De Sa, who has seen his team leaking goals in recent weeks in the absence of another centre-back Siyabonga Sangweni, who made his return this past weekend.

De Sa also speaks positively about how useful veteran defender Lucky Lekgwathi has been as he approaches his 37th birthday.

"Lucky has been outstanding for someone his age, playing midweek, weekends and then go to Africa. He is unbelievable in the way he has been going and is still not finished. He will still play on and so we got to give him credit for that."

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 02:41 pm
On ths pic:

He had just "Mor Diouf'ed" his own balls la...
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 02:42 pm
You fogot to recommend cyril nzama to amabenaplaas
Shabba24
posted: 02:43 pm
"I didn't know him well enough until I joined Pirates but after having worked with him I then realised what a fantastic player he is so much that when I spoke to Gordon Igesund I said if you are going to choose a defender from Pirates then Rooi is the one.
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De Sa sit down
Win or Loose - PSL 2012/2013 Chief
posted: 02:44 pm
If you buy a scrap car, maintenance will kill you...Mr Balls
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 02:44 pm
Wen ar u goin to recommend yeye to kruga national park mara

RDS is unfair
MAMINZELA THE QUEEN
posted: 02:46 pm
A Huge blow Coach
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 02:47 pm
RDS, speak to muvhango producers, de soap want makhadzi wa thathe n gogo wendoda is available
Win or Loose - PSL 2012/2013 Chief
posted: 02:47 pm
Mbesuma must join Belly Mcflurry at boxing training to reduce weight.I wonder why he just join boxing to do what!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:47 pm
Mxm.....What a useless coach.....Did you say you have depth?

Morgan Gould, Jimmy Tau, Jimmy Jambo and Tshepo Masilela were all injured at some stage but Kaizer Chiefs is still on top of the log.........

What is this thing saying ...already coming up with excuses......Akuna coach La.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 02:47 pm
I urge all the Buccaneers to not promote the trend that is displayed Maminzela of not bathing..

I recently heard that on her Power Rangers-printed xxxxl panty, the pink ranger does not look like person(Kimberly) no more, the ranger has morphed to a Pterodactyl itself..due to dirt
mantengwane
posted: 02:48 pm
@Rodger kahla kahle wat r u good at...if we score first, teams come from behind to beat us, if they score first we fail to beat them..the thing iv noticed about you is that u failed to convert any player when the goin got taf..i mean everyone could see gcaba is struggling but instead of converting jele, u offered nothing...this is where u were supposed to show us bucs that u know you know your coaching thing...i remember wen Ruud Krol was playing manyisa at right back, converting mahamutsa into a centre back, playing mbuyane as a striker...thats where Krol was showing that he is a coach..thats wat i expected Roger to do..n he has not convinced so far....all of a sudden bester is now a bad player, the boy juss lacks motivation so is segolela..motivation alone can do wonders..after we lost Jele, nzunga played right back like a seasonal player, it was all down to Krol astute coaching and motivation..

Finally they say though hope is frail it does not kill, so it aint over yet, there is still hope for lifting the championship...UP THE BUCS
MAMINZELA THE QUEEN
posted: 02:48 pm
Rooi is the ONLY defender I know who has ever player 29 League games in a season in 2010 with no suspension
The Downs
posted: 02:49 pm
hahahahahahaha De sa

now I'm starting to doubt your abilities as a manager, take nothing away from Rooi but we have better players in that position.

oohh and are you perhaps moonlighting as Gordon's instructor?
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 02:50 pm
RDS is unfair, wen is he goin to tell us abt yeyes face injury mara?

Yeye is aranged in such a way u wil asume a baby elephant walked on his face, sis
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:51 pm
MAMINZELA THE QUEENposted: 02:46 pm | Report

A Huge blow Coach
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Go give KING a HUGE ######## and get the fcuk out of here......
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 02:52 pm
What a great defender Rooi Mahamutsa is..! He is a great loss indeed..! I was there in Bloemfontein when he got injured and still remember how badly he fell on that fateful day at Free State stadium..!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:53 pm
GinoFeelo Balotelliposted: 02:47 pm | Report
I urge all the Buccaneers to not promote the trend that is displayed Maminzela of not bathing..

I recently heard that on her Power Rangers-printed xxxxl panty, the pink ranger does not look like person(Kimberly) no more, the ranger has morphed to a Pterodactyl itself..due to dirt
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LOL....tltltlt.....makahambe ayogeza lomama.......futhi uyanuka..uKING udla ikuku enukayo......
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:54 pm
MAMINZELA THE QUEENposted: 02:46 pm | Report

A Huge blow Coach
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Go give KING a HUGE BLOWW JOB and get the fcuk out of here.....
Nebo
posted: 02:54 pm
wat a player if He stil around we should have concede less dan 10 goals dis cson up to so far and leading de log with 2 points stil on dat plastic cup worse all Balz of dat Gays around should have been removed long long time.
JOVIES
posted: 02:55 pm
END OF THE SEASON WE MUST BRING HOME MOHAMMED AWAL/THABO NTHETHA JUST TO ADD ON THE DEPHT WE HAVE, GET WELL SOON ROOI WE MISS INGUBO.
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