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Jele Names Four Bucs Players Who Helped Him

Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele has revealed which four players helped him find his feet at Orlando Stadium when he first joined the club.

The 34-year-old skipper has spent 15 years with Pirates since he joined in August 2006, celebrating his 400th appearance for the club over the weekend.

In an exclusive interview with the club’s website, he revealed which players inspired him growing up, while also naming four players who helped him settling in at Orlando Stadium.

“There were quite a few. Even people I watched when I was still a young kid. The likes of John Moeti, Edward Motale, and William Okpara,” he said.

“When I joined the Club, there was Lucky Lekgwathi, Joseph Makhanya, Sailor Tshabalala, Edelbert Dinha, to name a few.

“I learned from them on and off the field, and I can say that helped me grow as a person.”

He also gave some insights into how he lasted so long at the club.

“Just being humble and dedicated, and also respect. Respecting the badge, the people around you, and respecting the fans,” he added.

“Plus working hard at training and on the field of play, as well as doing a bit extra. Even when no one is watching, the results will always show up on the field.”

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