Absa Premiership

Mamela 'more than ready' to feature for Pirates

2016-08-12 17:40
Luvuyo Memela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates winger Luvuyo Memela is prepared to redouble his efforts to consolidate his berth in Bucs' squad in the 2015/16 Premiership campaign.

The 28-year-old left winger made a big impression in his debut season in a star-studded Bucs midfield, scoring five goals in 18 appearances in all competitions.

The winger has featured in two recent pre-season tournaments; the Carling Black Label Champion Cup and the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.

Memela, who joined Pirates from National First Division side Cape Town All Stars, told Vodacom Soccer: "It has been a hectic pre-season with every player doing their best to impress the new technical team.

"Well, we may not have fared well so far in last two preseason tournaments we have participated in so far, but I think the tournaments have helped Coach Muhsin [Ertugral] to look at almost all the players, the old and the new.

"Having managed to break into Bucs' starting XI in my first season, I'm more than ready to give my best at any given time to make an impact in this upcoming season.

"It comes as a motivational factor to me that so far I have featured in two tournaments, including Carling Cup," he concluded.

The Buccaneers, who have not had a good run in recent pre-season tournaments, will participate in the Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup against Platinum Stars on Saturday, August 13 at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg.

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