Olisa Ndah`s Orlando Pirates absence defined


Olisa Ndah is liked by followers at Orlando Pirates and much more again house in Nigeria. His absence from the BUCs matchday squad since February has left his followers apprehensive. That concern is defined on this report.


Olisa Ndah`s final look for Orlando Pirates was towards Kaizer Chiefs on February 25, 2023. The defender got here on as a second half substitute and was unfortunate to attain an personal purpose which condemned Pirates to a 1-0 derby loss.

Orlando Pirates MTN-8 TITLE WIN
Olisa Ndah celebrating the MTN-8 title win with Orlando Pirates teammates

That sport was his first because the MTN ultimate win over Amazulu on November 5, 2022. The defender spent over 3-months out with damage.

Near two-months since his final sport, Followers like Akila Matawal are asking, What occurred to Olisa Ndah?


Olisa Ndah has not performed for Pirates since his personal purpose vs Kaizer Chiefs prompting questions if Coach Jose Riveiro is ignoring the defender as a result of unfortunate second from the cameo look.

That’s not true. The rationale for Olisa Ndah`s absence is Harm.

Olisa Ndah down on the turf
Olisa Ndah has been away with damage for a big a part of the season

The Tremendous Eagles defender sustained a knock in that sport towards Kaizer Chiefs which led to his return to the remedy desk.

The final replace in regards to the defender from his South African DSTV Premier League membership was in March and revealed he was near a return. This time, the membership might have determined to not rush him again particularly with the present squad having fun with a little bit of consistency in type and outcomes.

Pirates have gained all six video games because the defeat to Kaizer Chiefs ( 4 league wins and a pair of penalty shootout wins within the cup).

That run has ensured Coach Riveiro is proud of the squad as it’s.

” As coaches we at all times search for continuity and consistency in our beginning XI and it’s distinctive for us after we can do it,” Riveiro mentioned of his consistency with the squad after Cup win over Dondol FC.

“It’s one thing we couldn’t do through the earlier phases of the season, now we’ve got the prospect to as a result of gamers are wholesome and we’re getting good outcomes and good performances.

“However it additionally doesn’t imply we aren’t going to vary any extra as a result of there are changes in each sport. Generally we play the identical beginning XI however utilizing gamers in numerous positions.

“Often it’s a good signal, symptomatically it’s good that we’re repeating the identical XI; thankfully or sadly for me it’s one other headache.


Since his breakthrough season with Nigeria Premier Soccer League Membership Akwa United FC in 2020/2021, Ndah has loved consistency in type and appearances purpose the 2022/2023 season is an odd final result for the Nigerian.

Olisa Ndah has performed in solely 13 (13) league video games plus 4 (cup) matches to whole seventeen appearances this season because of damage.

Throughout this time, Ndah missed a possible January switch to Italian Serie A membership Sassuolo and in addition a Nigeria Tremendous Eagles call-up in November.

With 5 video games to the tip of the South Africa PSL season plus cup few Nedbank Cup video games to go, Ndah`s followers might not see any or a lot motion from the dreadlocked defence ace this season.

As quoted by KICKOFF, the defender feels the frustration of spending such an extended spell on the remedy desk,  ” Its irritating however is a part of the sport, ” Ndah mentioned

” I simply should embrace it. Generally you’re feeling down. You dont wish to be on the sidelines injured. It’s completely different to when you find yourself coaching and never enjoying. While you`re down and never doing what you take pleasure in doing its troublesome.”

” However i thank God for my household and the membership (Orlando Pirates). They’ve been supportive and helped me keep targeted and I’m simply grateful for that. ” he concluded.


Ndah`s followers have taken to social media with messages over how they really feel about his absence.

SILE BUCSPRINCESS DUMA :” Rest🥰☠️🏴‍☠️☠️ we want u effectively rested n match🙏

TOKZEN MAJOLA ” We’d like u on a subject of play,Rastahman♥️♥️♥️♥️

CELEMUSA HADEBE ” Deliver again Olisa ”

LWANDO MHLAHLO RWAYI DEEBLAH ” I’m drained 😴 watching Orlando pirates with out you Olisanda💕💯🙏 come again now it’s been very long time ”

Añthöñy Lïñgârd Kîbïñyê ” Come again to the sphere 😭 man “




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