Oupa Manyisa

Oupa Manyisa

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Born: 30/7/88 in Mohlakeng, Randfontein
Nationality: South Africa South Africa
International Caps: 25
International Debut: 8/10/11 vs Sierra Leone

Position: Midfielder
Club: Orlando Pirates
Previous clubs: None

2016/17 Playing Statistics


  Total Played Starts Sub. Starts Times Subbed Goals Assists Yellows Reds
2016/17 Absa Premiership 720 8 - - - 1 1 -
2016 Telkom Knockout Cup 90 1 - - - 1 - -
All 810 9 0 0 0 2 1 0

Manyisa made his debut for Bafana Bafana in that unfortunate match against Sierra Leone, when the team thought a draw would qualify them for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, only to lose out to Niger.

Since then the Orlando Pirates midfielder has featured 11 more times for the national team, although he has not managed to cement his place in the side.

‘Ace’ is a fan-favourite for the Buccaneers, however, known for his great midfield partnership with Andile Jali. He was also the undisputed hero of Pirates’ MTN8 triumph in 2011, scoring long-range goals in both the semi-final against Mamelodi Sundowns and the Final against Kaizer Chiefs.

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