Absa Premiership

Maphangule happy with 'dream' move to Pirates

2018-06-05 08:41
Meshack Maphangule (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Recent Orlando Pirates recruit Meshack Maphangule says he will continue to put in the hard yards to be a success in the Absa Premiership, after spending his entire career in the National First Division.

A move to the Sea Robbers was recently confirmed with Buccaneers reportedly seeing off Kaizer Chiefs to land the former Black Leopards attacking midfielder.

The 26-year-old had a productive 2017/18 for Leopards as he contributed three league goals and was influential in helping Lidoda Duvha gain promotion to the PSL via the playoffs.

Nonetheless, the player has confirmed he will play his football under coach Milutin Sredojevic next season at Mayfair, and he promised to work hard for the side.

Speaking to the Daily Sun, he said: "When you are a kid playing football at home, you dream of playing for Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs.

"I am happy because my dream is now a reality. It has not been easy, but I am glad the hard work has finally paid off. I will keep working hard at Pirates."

Maphangule also expressed gratitude to his former team for giving him the opportunity to shine.

"I am thankful for the chance Leopards chairman David Thidiela gave me to play professional football.

"If not for him, I wouldn't be the player I am today. But I needed to follow my dream and face new challenges. I always dreamt of playing for one of the big teams in the country."

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