Absa Premiership

Jele wants Bucs glory for anniversary

2016-08-05 19:00
Happy Jele (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele has rallied his team to commemorate the club's 80th anniversary with silverware in the upcoming season.

The 29 year-old is the longest-serving member of the current Buccaneers squad after joining the Soweto giants in 2006.

Pirates last won a trophy with their Nedbank Cup triumph in 2014 following a 3-1 win over Wits.

Muhsin Ertugral's side will be looking to make up for barren campaign last season after also losing the CAF Confederation Cup.

"We need to win something this year because we are celebrating our 80th anniversary," Jele told The Sowetan.

In the last five years, Bucs have chopped and changed coaches with Ruud Krol, Roger de Sa, Vladimir Vermezovic and Eric Tinkler all coming and going.

Jele has backed Ertugral to steer the Sea Robbers to Premiership title in the new campaign.

"So far so good with our new coach... we are happy with the way he does things," he said.

"The new guys are gelling well with the team. They are doing great and they are performing in each and every training session."

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