Orlando Pirates captain Happy ‘Magents’ Jele has been commended for his important role in leading the team on the field.
Pirates have paid tribute to the 33-year-old veteran defender for the 14 years of loyal service with the Buccaneers.
Jele joined the Soweto giants in 2006, and in showing appreciation for the Middelburg-born player’s role in leading the team, teammate and midfielder Linda Mntambo praised the Pirates skipper for his leadership qualities.
“Happy Jele today we celebrate 14 years that you have given to the club with prestige, hard work, honesty and commitment! It's not easy leading a team of this magnitude Orlando Pirates with a fan base that is demanding on and off the field, not to mention the egos and agendas that we as players sometimes have yet you continue to do it with ease. 14 years ain’t no child’s play but a milestone,” Mntambo wrote on Facebook.
“I know you are one of the humble players that never boast about their achievements so today I will do it for you. Happy Jele you have achieved a lot in your career and to be at this great club for all these years and producing good performances and winning trophies is something you should be proud of. I am inspired Skipper. May you continue to lead us,” said the attacking midfielder.
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