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Mntambo Dedicates MOTM Award To Special Person After Sinking Bucs

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Linda Mntambo came back to haunt his former team and dedicated his Man of the Match award to his son after the game.

Mntambo, 34, has continued his superb form in 2024, setting up the first goals (his second in 2024) and scoring his third goal of the year to sink his former side as Sekhukhune United continue to climb up the log.

There wasn’t much debate over his Man of the Match award and Mntambo explained that he just followed the instructions from coach Lehlohonolo Seema, who opted to play him as False 9.

“Since the resumption of the league after AFCON we’ve been working extemely hard as a team,” he told SuperSport TV.

“Now it’s five wins in a row, and we keep going, going at training to push harder and focus on the next game, it’s just a collective win.

“When the coach came in midweek and he said ‘I’m going to play you as a false striker, I’m going to change the whole structure and play you as a false 9, dod you believe me?’

“I said ‘coach, oh well the team comes first, I’m there to play the role’ and look at what it did for us today, I got an assist and a goal.”

Mntambo went on to dedicate his Man of the Match award to his seven-year-old son.

“My son is turning seven years old on Monday, Piano,” he added.

“The team first for the performance, the technical team, the fans that have come out in numbers, the management, just everyone associated to the team, but this one is for Piano – happy birthday in advance my boy.”

David Kappel
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