Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena believes young defender Thabiso Monyane is the best right back in the country at the moment.
The 20-year old was introduced into the Bucs senior team this season and already, his coach, has been impressed by the performance and commitment of the former Amajita player.
“Thabiso Monyane is a lion, unbelievable. At that age to play the way he is playing and playing with an injury, I don’t know…I think the boy is going to be a top player and because we are going through a difficult period not enough is said about him. Last week, this young boy came on and gave an assist. I get goosebumps when I talk about him to be honest because I get excited about the future of this country,” said the Pirates mentor.
“He is special, and a lot of credit should go to the Orlando Pirates youth development coaches for identifying him and developing him. What a lion, a soldier, he fights, loves the club and plays with a groin injury throughout the second half. He runs up and down, defends, goes into the final third and puts crosses in and Mabasa almost scored from (one of the crosses). At that age not feeling any pressure and expressing himself the way he is expressing himself and he is enjoying his football it’s unbelievable. Kudos to Orlando Pirates and the youth academy for identifying him and developing him because he is a top player. I think the best right back in the country at the moment.”