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Orlando Pirates New Signing Speaks On His Move

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 15, 2018 06:21 PM

Orlando Pirates’ new signing has spoken up on his move after joining the Soweto giants from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Asavela ‘Shoes’ Mbekile was one of the new players announced by the club this week. 

Read: Rhulani On Welcoming Bucs’ New Signings 

The 31-year-old versatile player was announced at the club alongside with eight other new signings in Brilliant Khuzwayo, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Ben Motshwari, Vincent Pule, Meshack Maphangule, Abel Mabaso, Paseka Mako and Linda Mntambo.

“Playing for Pirates is one of the things you want to achieve as a footballer and I have done the first part by being here. The real hard work will begin when everyone gets back for pre-season. Pirates is a big team, so joining it feels great. I’m looking forward to being a part of the new generation of Pirates players that will be fighting for the domestic and Champions League title,” Mbekile told Pirates’ official website. 

As part of the induction, the players were taken on a tour of Orlando Stadium where they got an opportunity to familiarise themselves with their new change room and showed the club’s shop and the club’s Learning Centre. 

“After announcing the signing of nine new players, the Orlando Pirates Technical Team welcomed the new additions to the Club by way of orientation at the Rand Stadium. 

Following a largely positive season where the Buccaneers finished second in the ABSA Premiership, and qualified for the CAF Champions League, Micho Sredojevic’s men have strengthened in preparation for what will be an even tougher season with more fixtures and greater expectation attached to it,” Bucs confirmed on their website. 

Read: Counting The Days, Bucs’ Return Date Confirmed

“The new additions include Kudakwashe Mahachi, Brilliant Khuzwayo, Ben Motshwari, Meshack Maphangule, Vincent Pule, Abel Mabaso, Paseka Mako, Linda Mntambo and Asavela Mbekile. Upon arrival at their new home, the Bucs players were met by Administrative Officer, Floyd Mbele as well as Assistant Coach Rhulani Mokwena, before being taken through a process of orientation into how the team plays and what the expectation is for all players who don the famous Black and White colours,”confirmed the club. 


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A dead wood player has spoken anyway great Fisto don't take serious rejected cow words
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From the coaching to the players, rats are doing their best to look yellow like the PSL champs
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 16, 2018 11:09 AM
I dont understand the reason of signing Mbekile bcz his playing same position wth Thami and Sarr bt i m sure they knw why they sing him and Mbekile mst thank God to cum out of ndunu fc alive
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wow thnks mkhaya all the best in your new team u wrk hard in dwns
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The mighty Downs is waiting for you cows
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Good luck boys, khosi knows how a team must be operatedburned not lazy chiefs
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u welcome MR
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Kosindwa nongethwele
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Kalatjane Jun 15, 2018 09:21 PM
@mabenamusa4 u may be ryt but he is good in midfield..pirates will use him there...u will see best asavela
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jun 15, 2018 09:01 PM
Mbekile I th0ught u were g0nna j0in Matsatsantsa but I wish u all the best at Pirates.
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Jun 15, 2018 08:22 PM
I still don't understand how and why did Pirates sign this goat.
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mabenamusa4 Jun 15, 2018 08:18 PM
@Kalatjane let me help bro about mbekile for playing the right back position. Manqoba mnqithi explained that before, he said a lot of people don't know mbekile at his arrival at chippa united was playing on the wing which was the reason he as manqoba mnqithi to convert him to right back. On that note stop blaming pitso for no reason. Your hatreat towards pitso is wrong
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Kalatjane Jun 15, 2018 07:38 PM
Pitso nearly destroyed ur career...u the best midfielder...y dd he play u on backline
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How does it feel to be out of prison finally? I listen on the radio

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