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16 Years – Pirates Star On What Has Kept Him Going

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Wayne Sandilands, has opened up about what has kept him going over the years, after finishing his 16th year in the top flight.   

Sandilands, 37, finished the 2019/20 season with an impressive 12 clean sheets – just one behind SuperSport United’s Ronwen Williams who has 13 and at the top of the charts, as he helped Pirates to a third place finish on the log. 

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“Defending is a team effort. The success goes to the guys in front of me. Remember, defending starts higher up the field. Everybody is involved in making sure that we keep a clean sheet” said Sandilands,” speaking to Pirates’ official website. 

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“Look, I have been in this game for some time now and I have had the opportunity to be exposed to all the good and bad in our football. But the one thing that has remained consistent in all my years in the game is two things – discipline and hard work! There is no magic wand here. In order to get ahead in this game, you need to be disciplined and be prepared to work hard,” the shot-stopper added.  

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“I approach every season as if it’s my first, I don’t take anything for granted. If there is advice I can give to the younger players it is to put in the work and you will reap the benefits, but cut corners and we know how that story ends,” he said.  

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“Overall, I am happy to have contributed to the team in some way this season. When you are playing regularly usually it means you are doing something right and I can only focus on working even harder next season. I am the type of person who always looks to improve and try to see what we can do better as a team. I guess it’s my attitude of never being satisfied. People close to me can attest to this. I am always looking to push the boundaries, I guess this is what has kept me going all these years,” said Sandilands.

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