Player Profile: Tshidiso Patjie

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One of the unsung stars of the current Baroka FC team is the shy and highly talented Tshidiso Patjie.

The lad from Soweto has gone through with his business in a silent manner and it’s only those who have a sterling technical eye can attest to the brilliance of this quiet talisman.

1. Profound technical development

Patjie owes his technical mastery and domineering brilliance in 1v1 situation to the sound development program at Orlando Pirates Youth Academy. Under the technical leadership of coaches past and present, Patjie’s techical DNA of subtle dribbling, high speed technical movements and the perfect right foot development, received close attention to detail and thus the genius player you see today at Baroka.

2. Set-piece specialist

In the 2018/2019 season and with Baroka toying carelessly with the relegation possibilities, Patjie provided free-kick masterpieces in different matches, especially in a crucial tie against Kaizer Chiefs at the iconic FNB Stadium, where he curled a swift manicured stunner that left the goalkeeper stranded and landed the Bakgaga the vital 3 points en route to an ultimate survival.

Patjie packs a strong foot and his free kicks are immaculately delivered with the necessary precision and venom to sting any keepers hands.

3. Stats don’t lie

In the present PSL campaign his statistics read, 23 matches played, 3 goals and 2 assists, a relevant indicator of a player’s contribution and class given the unstable nature of the club’s coaching or technical leadership over the course of the last 3 season.

With coach Dylan Kerr having assumed duties at his club now, expect Patjie to play a crucial role in supplying the strikers with telling passes whilst adding to his tally himself.

4. Conclusion

Patjie needs to improve his overall aggression, self confidence and heading abilities, but still his technical standards easily mitigates those areas for immediate improvement.

Patjie will certainly play some part in the Nedbank Derby quarter-final clash between Baroka against Black Leopards at Peter Mokaba Stadium this afternoon.

By FARPost Reporters

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