PSL

Pirates defender excited about loan move

2017-07-25 14:16
Thembela Sikhakhane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Thembela Sikhakhane believes his loan spell with AmaZulu in the PSL is an inspiration to prove himself with the Sea Robbers.

The player made just seven league starts in what was a disastrous campaign for Pirates. Bucs finished outside of the top eight in the Premiership, and were destroyed 4-1 in the Nedbank Cup final by SuperSport United.

Despite the poor form and subsequent demise of Bucs, Sikhakhane believes he will reach his potential in the near future with Usuthu.

He told the SowetanLIVE website, "I was not happy with my first season at Pirates because we achieved nothing. I am positive that I will be a better player when I go back there (next season).

He added, "I love the club and they will always be in my heart. Playing for Pirates was a dream come true because when I was young I wished for that opportunity."

"I am excited to be back in KZN. I am sure it will show in my game that I am home now. As far as I am eager to help my new club, I have nothing to prove to Pirates because they have contributed positively in my life. I am thankful to them."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  thembela sikhakhane  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 18 August 2017
Wits v Cape Town City FC, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 19 August 2017
AmaZulu FC v Free State Stars, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Baroka FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Chippa United, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.