Cape Town - Orlando Pirates latest signing Diamond Thopola says he wants to help the
Soweto giants challenge for a league and cup double this season.
Thopola, 27, arrived
at Mayfair from Chippa United last week alongside left-back Phetso Maphanga,
who also plied his trade with the Chilli Boys.
who's known for his tireless displays from right-back, arrives with real
pedigree as a senior South Africa international and experience of captaining
his former side.
restricted the former Thanda Royal Zulu defender to only three league starts
this season - in which he led his side out as their leader.
"I feel ready to
take to the pitch in Pirates' colours, but I know it won't be easy," he
told the club's website.
"I missed a few games in the first half of the
season but being here now has energised me and I'm ready to help the Club
challenge for the league and upcoming Nedbank Cup.
"I'm settling in
and adjusting to the club, and I must thank my teammates for that. They have
welcomed me and that has made it easy to adjust to the new environment.
"Coach Micho and
his technical staff have also been very supportive."