‘Don’t forget about Ovono’

Orlando Pirates

The Equatorial Guinea goalkeeper has been on the bench since Brighton Mhlongo returned from a long lay-off injury in January, and was used a lot by Palacios in the recent MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

“He’s a national team player and you can’t doubt his abilities,” says Palacios, who heads up Pirates’ development.

“He is 22 years of age and he works. He never said he didn’t want to play for the MultiChoice Diski Challenge side.

“I’m happy with his attitude and he was the Man of the Match in the [Diski Challenge] Derby match. You can see he is an international player.”

Ovono has played five times in the Absa Premiership this season.

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