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New Bucs Signing: I Grew Up Supporting Pirates

New Orlando Pirates signing Kwanda Mngonyama has revealed he grew up supporting the Buccaneers and also spoke about his best position.

The 27-year-old joined the Pirates on a two-year deal after joining as a free agent following his Maritzburg United exit.

Mngonyama said he was happy to join the club he supported growing up before and also expressing his excitement to learn from the more experienced players in the squad.

“Orlando Pirates is a club I grew up supporting and by the grace of God, He made it possible that I get the opportunity to be part of the Club. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to it,” he told the club’s media department.

“With the experienced players we have, I feel I have a great opportunity to learn from them and improve my game. With hard work, I know the opportunities will come. I just have to stay focused and keep fit. 

“Plus I’m glad we still have the likes of Happy Jele, Thulani Hlatshwayo, and Ntsikelelo Nyauza. Those are players I can learn from and improve my game for the benefit of the Club.”

He also revealed that he feels most comfortable as centre-back but will play wherever the coach needs him to.

“It’s definitely centre-back. I sometimes slot in at right-back, as well as the centre of the midfield, but centre-back is where I’m most comfortable,” he explained. 

“Even with that said, I’m always happy to play in whichever position the coach places me in, as long as it benefits the team.”

Mngonyama was one of four signings the club announced on Monday, the others being Goodman Mosele, Monnapule Saleng and Bandile Shandu.

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