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
"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,
"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."