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Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral wants stronger Mpho Makola

Posted: 15 September 2016 Time: 19:43

Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral says Mpho Makola can read a game like Oupa Manyisa but he needs to get fitter and stronger.

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Ertugral's comments came at the back of Pirates' 2-1 victory over Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday.

The Turk suspects Makola's efforts with Bafana Bafana in the FIFA break took a toll on the midfielder in the Mother City.

"He (Makola) tried his best today... I mean he is a great player," Ertugral told

"But he needs to get stronger and better. He's very good in understanding the game like with Oupa. His understanding of when to go and when to stay is great to watch but he's not fit and powerful enough.

"Because that's a reason why he only played two games for Bafana Bafana. He couldn't put in that performance today but maybe next week."

The Buccaneers next host Cape Town City at Orlando Stadium on September 20.

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Article by: Seraj Jones
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