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Innocent 'Ayobayo' Mayoyo feels for Orlando Pirates' Brighton Mhlongo after SuperSport rout

Posted: 3 November 2016 Time: 13:18

Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Innocent 'Ayobayo' Mayoyo feels the rain did not do Brighton Mhlongo any favours in the 6-1 rout by SuperSport United in Nelspruit on Tuesday.

Mhlongo had a forgettable night in as Bucs matched their heaviest ever defeat - triggering the resignation of coach Muhsin Ertugral. 

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Mayoyo, who kept goal for Pirates in the late 1980s and early 90s before venturing into coaching, has sympathy for the 25-year-old Mhlongo.

"The conditions were not good in terms of goalkeeping," Mayoyo tells

"It was raining heavily, if conditions are like that as a keeper you are bound to make mistakes as you are not always sure about your decision making.

"It's unfortunate because as a goalkeeper one mistake is enough to spoil your whole game."

Mhlongo often opted to punch in the slippery conditions, but paid the price when he fisted the ball straight to Thuso Phala, who responded with United's fourth goal at Mbombela Stadium.

Mayoyo adds: "There's supposed to be someone who teaches the keeper how to deal with such balls. When you look at the Pirates technical team right now, no one understand the club's culture.

"It always depends on who is your leader. You need people who understand the club's style of playing or goalkeeping."

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Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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