Orlando Pirates showboating skills spreading to East Africa with Yanga's Bernard Morrison


The skills of ex-Orlando Pirates stars are spreading across the continent, with tricks once performed by Thabo Rakhale going viral in East Africa after being replicated by one of his former teammates.

Earlier this month, Pirates midfielder Fortune Makaringe's showboating divided opinion amongst the South African football fraternity as Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane condemned his actions.

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With the unique skills often used to humiliate opposition and rouse crowds while holding a lead in the final stages of the game, it's been synonymous to Mzansi due to its township football heritage.

Now, former Buccaneer Bernard Morison has seemingly taken what he learned during his time in the Absa Premiership to Young Africans in the Tanzanian top-flight.

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The Ghana playmaker has since become a household name and firm fan favourite across the East African nation after flexing his Rakhale-like skills against Singida United and Tanzania Prison.

But this has come at the cost of criticism from his own manager, Luc Eymael, who noted it is loved by the supporters but if it were effective, it would be used at the elite level of football.

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"I told him I don't like showboating, the fans like that, but I told him I don't like that," Eymael said. "I told him don't do that anymore because that's mocking other people.

"If it was in Europe, you'd get a big tackle straight to him. If you go to Liverpool, is Mohamed Salah doing that? Is Sadio Mane, Messi doing that?

"I know here in Africa fans like that, they find it funny, but I told him I don't like when we mock people or disrespect opponents."