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Memela: Winning Is The Most Important Thing

Luvuyo Memela has taken over Sifiso Myeni's role at Orlando Pirates

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 07, 2018 07:45 AM

Orlando Pirates midfielder Luvuyo Memela’s brace against rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby has further solidified his worth to the Bucs faithful.  

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Memela netted his second brace of the season after scoring twice coming in as a second half substitute for Bernard Morrison. The 30-year-old’s goalscoring form also proved to be pivotal when he helped guide his side to a 3-2 victory over Baroka, where he also netted twice.

However, it always wasn’t always plain sailing for the star man who confirms with the Siya crew that when he joined the Soweto giants, there was much expectation to emulate former winger Sifiso Myeni.

“When I joined Pirates one of the key players was Sifiso and knew that eventually I would be required to take over from where he left off. He was an important player for the team and that motivated me,” said Memela. 

 
“But it did not happen immediately. One does not simply walk into a team of Pirates’ stature and do well immediately. It takes hard work, but I’m happy (with) the current form I’m in. It's helping the team and we are winning which is the most important thing. 

“This was my first derby appearance since joining Pirates and I’m happy I managed to make a significant contribution and helping my team win. Now we have to focus on winning the remaining games and see what happens at the end of the season,” concluded the Bucs attacker.

Memela has scored five times in sixteen league appearances for the Buccaneers and will hope to find the back of the net regularly as the Soweto giants continue to put pressure on cross-city rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns in the race for the league title.  


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Always a way Joined: 09 Oct 2014
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Always a way Mar 07, 2018 06:09 PM
You outsmarted Khune and co,you proved to be a Baccaneer through and through,welldone Boy,keep it up
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llumadi Mar 07, 2018 03:19 PM
Thanks boy for a job well-done (kill the Zebras dead)
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erickmadimabe@gmail.com Mar 07, 2018 01:50 PM
happy people
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Blessed Sai Mar 07, 2018 10:50 AM
I love the University of Orlando. It makes me happpppy
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Blessed Sai Mar 07, 2018 10:47 AM
Chief Amigo... Go my Bucsie go
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slivo ledimo Mar 07, 2018 10:41 AM
thanx Boy.dankie reya leboha.keep up the good work
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setlaboswana Mar 07, 2018 10:36 AM
@Bucsnamanje, stop calling me a boy if you want to earn my respect. Are you telling me fau are the best team at the moment?
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Bucsnamanje Mar 07, 2018 10:20 AM
@setlaboswana. ..stop jealousy Memela tormented Sundowns players like He did to Chiefs Players...just a reminder Boi....
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setlaboswana Mar 07, 2018 09:07 AM
Kaizer 's useless team made you look like a real deal.
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Theemba M Mar 07, 2018 08:38 AM
U destroy sundowns and now chiefs,as faithfull supporters will never forget u,last sSaturday u make my heart happy
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Theemba M Mar 07, 2018 08:38 AM
U destroy sundowns and now chiefs,as faithfull supporters will never forget u,last sSaturday u make my heart happy
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@azzaniawest Mar 07, 2018 08:27 AM
YES FOCUS ON WINNING THE REMAINING LEAGUE GAMES AND THAT IS POSSIBLE, CAUSE THEY DID 6YRS AGO WHEN WINNING THE LEAGUE, PALACIOUS WAS A CARETAKER COACH
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Luja047 Mar 07, 2018 07:56 AM
Indeed it take a hard working in order to break it in teams like pirates

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