Makaringe hits back at Pitso on 'ushugela'


Orlando Pirates midfielder Fortune Makaringe has hit back at Pitso Mosimane regarding that piece of skill he pulled off in front of him not so long ago.

Makaringe caused a stir the last time the two teams met at Orlando Stadium after pressing the ball down with his knees during the match, a piece of skill that left the Mamelodi Sundowns coach unimpressed in the dugout.

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Despite the move being labelled as showboating, Makaringe has a different view about that moment and renews a strong debate amongst local fans and coaches.

"As players we don't want to be predictable. When we are winning with big margins we don't even do that because there is no pressure to calm down the game. That was just tactical skill," says Makaringe in the latest KICK OFF magazine, currently on sale.

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"The perspective of how we view football can never be the same, which is why our opinions will never be the same.

"Coach Pitso is experienced enough to know that the reaction will have been the same if this had been done in North Africa. I need to inspire the young kids who can also do that but don't have a platform to do so."

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The much-anticipated second-round clash between Sundowns and Pirates was called off at the last minute as football activities in the country were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

With the PSL in limbo and authorities waiting to determine when league games will resume, the showdown between The Brazilians and the Mighty Buccaneers still has the potential to have a huge impact on the destination of the title.

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