Abbubaker Mobara of Orlando Pirates celebrates his goal during the Nedbank Cup Semi Final match between Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates on 21 May 2017 at Princess Magogo Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix
Thursday Aug 10, 2017. 15:30
Following the departure of Orlando Pirates skipper Oupa Manyisa to Mamelodi Sundowns, the Buccaneers are yet to announce their new captain.
However, former Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi believes defender Abbubaker Mobara could be the man capable of leading the Soweto giants.
Coach Milutin Sredojevic is set to announce his skipper as they will open their 2017/18 Absa Premiership account against Chippa United at home next Saturday.
But 'Phinda Mzala' says the former Ajax Cape Town player is a good boy on and off the filed and always delivers a 100% performance.
"I think Mobara will be a good choice. I will be happy to see him taking the armband because he is young and has shown a great character,” said Lekgwathi to the Sowetan.
"If they can name him the captain, I'll arrange a meeting with him just to advise and guide him.
"With my 14 years of experience at Pirates, meeting him would definitely help him. I have never heard of any bad stories about him.
"He is a good boy on and off the field. He always gives 100% when he plays. Last season, he was our best player, he led by example.
"Another thing that I like about Mobara, is that he communicates with his teammates on the field."