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Jele Targeting Third Nedbank Cup Title

Happy Jele targeting third Nedbank Cup title for Orlando Pirates

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 09, 2018 09:01 AM

Orlando Pirates veteran defender Happy Jele is targeting what could be his third Nedbank Cup title should the Soweto giants go all the way to the finals and win the competition.

Jele is currently Bucs longest serving player having joined the club in 2006. The 31-year-old currently holds two Nedbank titles having won the cup competition with Pirates in 2010/11 and in 2013/14. He was also a runner-up in two consecutive seasons in 2015/16 and in 2016/17. 

Read: Pirates’ Ndoro Protest Won’t Affect Nedbank Cup Clash Against Ajax 

Speaking to the Siya crew Jele stated that the Nedbank Cup was at the top of his list but warned that it would not be easy.

“It won’t be easy. We are playing Ajax Cape Town and they have shown that they are more than capable of doing well so we have to be on our A-game this Saturday,” said Jele. 

“On a personal level, it’s about having as many titles as possible. I’m a stage in my career where I want to win as much as I can so the Nedbank will provide an opportunity for myself and my teammates a chance at silverware.” 

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Pirates are currently second on the PSL behind Mamelodi Sundowns and will have to compete effectively on both fronts if they are to come away with silverware at the end of the current campaign.

The Buccaneers will host the Urban Warriors this coming Saturday at the Orlando Stadium with the match starting at 20h15. 


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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 09, 2018 03:49 PM
Jele means place of hell,sheol dat's y i hate some names such as zola tsotsi!
Maloh11 Joined: 10 Apr 2017
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Maloh11 Feb 09, 2018 01:15 PM
first target your form to be consistent Happy Jele
kuhanye Joined: 22 Apr 2015
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kuhanye Feb 09, 2018 11:54 AM
Playing Jele is a step backwards, watch this space. We have just bought Thopola from Chippa ,we should be playing him instead of Jele.
faceless Joined: 04 Jan 2017
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faceless Feb 09, 2018 10:56 AM
I am one of the people who have not lose hope on you, I know it was tough for you but keep on working and fight for place in the team, I was happy when you score let you wish be done good luck.
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No badges available Feb 09, 2018 10:43 AM
At least yu improved u jad the same number of points if not less at the end of last season.Fight for top four every team is playimg well i cant promise u guys to loft trophies this yr but job well done so far as long as u are above Zebras
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setlaboswana Feb 09, 2018 10:07 AM
Get the job done before making noise.
LAZAbucs Joined: 16 May 2017
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LAZAbucs Feb 09, 2018 09:30 AM
Eish nna I rlly dnt knw wht 2 say about u Jele ai
wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Feb 09, 2018 09:15 AM
U mean third time donating nedbank in the final, wena long neck cow

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