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Makgaka has special dream after joining Pirates

Pirates' new signing Collins Makgaka

Sept. 29, 2020 2 min read

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NEW Orlando Pirates signing Collins Makgaka says he hopes to one day play in the ‘number 10’ position for The Buccaneers, but admits he is comfortable across the attacking line as he looks to cement a place in the side.

The 24-year-old is a new arrival from Baroka FC after five successful seasons in Limpopo, and is ready to fight for his place at Pirates, admitting that the competition for places is intense.

“I’d say I’m a naturally attack-minded player,” he said. “I can play anywhere in the attacking positions. I would say my best attribute is dribbling in one-versus-one situations and I can create scoring opportunities for my teammates in the final third.

“My favourite position is number 10. But funnily enough, I’ve never had the opportunity to play there since becoming professional. Up to now I’ve played on the left and the right side of attack, but not yet number 10.

“But like I said earlier, I don’t mind playing anywhere in attack and as for what the supporters can expect from me, all I can say is that I promise to give my all and grab this opportunity with both hands.”

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Makgaka knows he will have to knuckle down and work hard, given the array of attacking talent available to coach Josef Zinnbauer.

“There’s obviously a lot of competition for places. Everyone wants to play and there’s only 11 spots on the field. It’s up to all players to push and work hard. Iron sharpens iron, so the harder the group works, the better all players end up becoming over time.” Supersport


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