Absa Premiership

Mpontshane ready for pressure

2015-02-04 12:09
Siyabonga Mpontshane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane hopes to help ease the painful memories of the death of former Bucs shot-stopper Senzo Meyiwa.

Read: Mpontshane to grab his chance

Following Meyiwa’s tragic murder in October 2014, the Sea Robbers’ lack of depth in their goalkeeping department has been highlighted.

But the club hope to have rectified this issue with the mid-season signing of Mpontshane from Platinum Stars.

Speaking to the African Football website, the Durban-born keeper said he is excited about the opportunity, and ready for the challenges associated with playing for one of Africa’s biggest teams.

"I’m very glad to have joined a club with rich history such as Orlando Pirates - I can’t explain how I feel," said the 28-year-old.

"I can say that I’m ready to face the club’s supporters, face the pressure of playing for a big club like the big three.

"Yes, one could say I’m here to actually work hard in ensuring the club doesn’t really feel the absence of the number one keeper, (Meyiwa).

"However, that’s a huge responsibility because he was a great keeper but I’m ready to rise up and do my best to contribute to the success of the club."

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