Bucs’ Nigerian Keeper Eyeing Strong Season Start
Orlando Pirates Goalkeeper Wanting To Make Impact
Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Emmanuel Daniel, is focused on having a bright start to the 2017/18 season, having completed the first few months of his time with the club.
The Nigerian shot stopper was signed by Pirates earlier this year, following an impressive trial he had with the club.
However, the player whose goalkeeping talent caught the attention of the observers at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, had the start of his Bucs’ career delayed this past season.
While he was selected to Bucs’ 18-man match day squads in some of the games, including against Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic in May, he wasn’t given a run by Kjell Jonevret and his technical team.
With the Carling Black Label Cup coming up later this month for Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, Daniel is said to be looking forward to a chance to make his debut for Bucs, should the fans vote for him to play.
“Emmanuel Daniel is looking forward to playing his first game for Orlando Pirates. He has been working hard in training. He has been impressive and it’s just that the team wasn’t doing very well, which is why his debut wasn’t rushed.
“Having played and done well for Nigeria at the Rio Olympics for the world to see, he is confident that Pirates fans will want to see him play for their team,” said the source.
The 23-year-old is being moulded for the Nigeria senior national team role under Gernot Rohr for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.