Orlando Pirates have played two games under Kjell Jonevret and drew both games, which means, under the Swedish mentor, the Buccaneers are yet to taste a defeat or victory.
The Buccaneers have been shaky under Oupa Manyisa's leadership, and fans are even calling for his exclusion from the starting line-up, while questioning his leadership skills as a captain. During the past weekend, in the Soweto Derby, Brighton Mhlongo was the hero after saving Willard Katsande's penalty, but that’s not what caught one’s attention the most. After the assistant referee pointed to the spot after Malongoane’s cross hit Gcaba's arm, Pirates players went to the assistant referee, challenging his decision.
But, The Bucs number one was the first player to go there to protect the assistant referee from his teammates and ask them to calm down. After managing to push his teammates away, Mhlongo turned to the fans, with him and Jele pleading for the fans to stop protesting. The fans listened to him and Mhlongo saved the penalty.
Yes, he's not one of best performers at Pirates, but the team needs a leader - someone like him.