Patience paying off for Memela

2016-04-22 09:58
Luvuyo Memela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Luvuyo Memela says he has come to terms with the pressures that go with playing for a high-profile club like Orlando Pirates.

The 28-year-old is in his first season with Pirates after signing from First Division team Cape Town All Stars.

His game-time has been limited to 11 matches in all competitions, but when Memela has played, he has put in some good performances, especially of late, two goals in April evidence of that.

"Pirates is a big team with quality players which is why I had to wait for my chance to come and when it came, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands even though there is still room for improvement but yeah I am happy, so far so good," Memela told his club's website.

"I continue working hard because I know that no one is guaranteed a start. Only the person who continues to produce the results will play so there is no time to relax."

The Paarl-born attacker also paid tribute to some of the Buccaneers' senior players, who he says have helped in settle in at Pirates.

"It hasn't been easy adjusting to the team, it was a bit tough but we have a great group of guys. Experienced guys like Oupa (Manyisa) and Bra Slagga (Lucky Lekgwathi) helped a lot," he said. 

"They kept encouraging me to go on and helped me gain that confidence to play and obviously I have to thank the Technical Team as well for believing in me."

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