Cape Town - New Orlando Pirates defender Caio
Marcelo is enjoying life with the Buccaneers, but has admitted that it
will take some time to fully adapt.
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Marcelo was signed from Nova Iguacu after being spotted on the Sea
Robbers' Project X tour of Brazil and impressing on trial during
"I am settling in very nicely at the Club. My team-mates and the
technical staff have been very accommodating and welcoming ever since
I've arrived," he told the Bucs' official website through an
However, perhaps unsurprisingly, the 20-year-old does not feel as if he has fully got the grip of life in South Africa.
"This is the first time playing outside of Brazil, therefore I don't
expect an easy ride. I still have to get used to my surroundings, get to
understand my teammates and a new style of play. All this takes time so
I'm not in a hurry as there's still a lot to learn," he revealed.
Pirates have got their season off to a mixed start, picking up seven
points from their first five Premiership games and losing to
Matsatsantsa in the MTN8 quarter-finals on penalties.
They will have their chance to avenge that defeat when they face Matsatsantsa in the league on September 15.