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Pirates’ Twin Star To Finally Get His Chance?

Simiso Bophela, one of twin brothers on the books of Orlando Pirates has spoken about his chance of getting game-time in the club’s star-studded team.

The youngster, along with his twin brother Simo, came through the club’s youth development and spent the last season out on loan with Sekhukhune United, helping Babina Noko gain promotion to the country’s topflight

Despite reports in local media  that the versatile attacker, who can play on either wing, would be sent out on loan this season, the Siya crew reported that the duo would be retained as part of the Bucs first team, although they are yet to make his senior debut for the club.

Now, the 21-year-old has shed light on his conversation with Pirates’ first team coaches Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi on what he needs to do to crack the nod at the Soweto giants.

“I’ve spoken to the coaches, and they have told me, 'if you work hard, we will give you a chance, but if you don’t work hard and think things will just happen, you won’t get a chance,' so I will just continue working hard and when given a chance I will take it,” Bophela told the club’s media department.

He has also revealed the advice he received from established stars such as Fortune Makaringe and Linda Mntambo.

“I’ve spoken to a few seniors like Kwanda Mngonyama, Fortune Makaringe and Linda Mntambo. What they told me is, 'boy, keep working hard, wait for your opportunity and make sure you grab it with both hands,” he added.

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