Absa Premiership

Pirates defender excited about loan move

2017-07-25 14:16
Thembela Sikhakhane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Thembela Sikhakhane believes his loan spell with AmaZulu in the PSL is an inspiration to prove himself with the Sea Robbers.

The player made just seven league starts in what was a disastrous campaign for Pirates. Bucs finished outside of the top eight in the Premiership, and were destroyed 4-1 in the Nedbank Cup final by SuperSport United.

Despite the poor form and subsequent demise of Bucs, Sikhakhane believes he will reach his potential in the near future with Usuthu.

He told the SowetanLIVE website, "I was not happy with my first season at Pirates because we achieved nothing. I am positive that I will be a better player when I go back there (next season).

He added, "I love the club and they will always be in my heart. Playing for Pirates was a dream come true because when I was young I wished for that opportunity."

"I am excited to be back in KZN. I am sure it will show in my game that I am home now. As far as I am eager to help my new club, I have nothing to prove to Pirates because they have contributed positively in my life. I am thankful to them."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Assuming the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season can't be concluded prior to the 31 July deadline decreed by FIFA, what would be the fairest way to settle matters - all bias aside?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.