Absa Premiership

Pelembe eyes starting role

2014-11-04 15:39
Helder Pelembe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates forward Helder Pelembe is determined to reclaim his place in the team as the team returns to competitive action.

Read: Pirates return to training

The Mozambican born forward who has seen very little game time this season, told orlandopiratesfc.com that he is enjoying the competition for places in the team, “but we have to work harder.”

He said: “We have to push really hard as a team; I mean, I have not played a lot this season and of course as a player it is a bit worrying; but the team is doing well, so I am trying very hard to be fit and ready for anything.

“Our next five games are really important; we all have the responsibility to make sure we get full points from all those matches and keep moving up on the log; it won’t be easy but we have to do it for ourselves.

“We want to win these matches, so that my friend Senzo (Meyiwa) becomes very happy there in heaven.”

The Buccaneers host Matsatsantsa at Orlando Stadium on Saturday, with kick-off set for 20.15 in their crunch Telkom Knockout Cup fixture.

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