On The Whistle Podcast


Orlando Pirates Icon's "Fight" For Respect

Ep. 124

In this pod Orlando Pirates and Bush Bucks icon Thabo Mngomeni opens up about his rise to the top. Mngomeni talks about "fighting" for respect at the Sea Robbers, how a three hour conversation with former Bafana boss Carlos Queiroz helped him get an opportunity to play at the AFCON, and explains why Hugo Broos was correct with some of his observations as national team coach about the current South African team after his scathing remarks about local football in the country. 

Host: Courtney Freese

Guest: Thabo Mngomeni (Former Orlando Pirates and South Africa midfielder)

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Show Notes 

00:00 - Intro 

00:30 - Playing for the legendary Umtata Bucks team 

03:30 - Why move to Umtata which is not a major hub in SA?

09:30 - The big move to Soweto giants Orlando Pirates 

14:30 - Turning it on for Pirates in Durban against Sundowns 

17:30 - Carlos Queiroz really understood football culture 

24:30 - Reacting Hugo Broos's comments 

32:00 - Playing with anger to achieve consistency

Duration: 40:00

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