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Jele: It’s The Only Way To Earn A Ticket To Bafana

Happy Jele inspired by teammates Innocent Maela and Thembinkosi Lorch

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 27, 2018 03:14 PM

Orlando Pirates veteran defender Happy Jele has lauded his teammates Innocent Maela and Thembinkosi Lorch for their showing in national colours in the Four Nations tournament Zambia.

Both Maela and Lorch were called up in what was a very youthful Bafana side to face Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia with the South African eventually emerging as winners of the tournament after beating the hosts 2-0 in the in the final. 

Speaking to Soccer Laduma Jele said he was both proud and happy for his teammates and advised both youngsters to remain focused on their club careers and this was their ticket to the national team.  

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“As a senior player to see two of the younger players doing well at club level and earning their Bafana call-ups is a proud moment,” said the veteran defender.

“I want to encourage both Innocent and Theminkosi to continue putting in the hard work at club level as that is the only way to earn a ticket to Bafana.

“I was overjoyed when they received their call-ups. I know they played well and represented themselves, their families and the club well in Zambia. Playing for the national team is a very significant milestone for a professional player and I wish them both and other Bucs youngsters a long future with Bafana,” added Jele.

Both Maela and Lorch will look at further entrenching themselves in the Bucs team as they aim to help their side challenge for league honours when they welcome Bloemfontein Celtic early next month.     


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champMuziq Joined: 23 Jun 2013
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champMuziq Mar 27, 2018 09:19 PM
No man wena don't even think abt Bafana bafana. Just think abt Pirates.
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scoreman99 Mar 27, 2018 04:10 PM
u gonna love zebbies when attacking Jele for just encouraging young stars ai suka madoda lol
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KhothaKhosi Joined: 15 Feb 2018
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KhothaKhosi Mar 27, 2018 04:01 PM
Well said Happy. Keep guiding the younger generation to stay away from Magosha and Shisanyama. Segolela (gautrain) was destroyed by such, then Mhlongo and Rakhale by Shisanyama and boozing all the time.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Mar 27, 2018 03:27 PM
Im sure they will have a long future with Bafana unlike you wena N1 freeway

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