…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Melusi Buthelezi Tipped for Success at Orlando Pirates: Jomo Sono’s Endorsement
Legendary Coach Believes Buthelezi Will Thrive under Jose Riveiro
Former TS Galaxy goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi has received high praise from legendary coach Jomo Sono, who believes he will excel at Orlando Pirates under the guidance of manager Jose Riveiro.
With the competition for the number one spot at Pirates, Buthelezi will face tough challenges against Sipho Chaine, Richard Ofori, and Siyabonga Mpontshane.
Having previously been part of Jomo Cosmos and coached by renowned goalkeeper coach Avril Phali under Sono’s leadership, Buthelezi is expected to thrive at the esteemed Soweto club.
Jomo Sono’s Confidence in Buthelezi: Sono, the iconic coach and owner of Cosmos, has full confidence in Buthelezi’s potential to succeed at Pirates under Spanish manager Riveiro.
Sono revealed that when Buthelezi attended a few training sessions under Phali in 2018, they didn’t hesitate to sign him.
Alongside other signings like Katlego Otladisa from Marumo Gallants, the 25-year-old goalkeeper has now been officially unveiled by the reigning MTN8 and Nedbank Cup champions.
Sono expressed his belief in Buthelezi’s abilities, stating, “Buthelezi will do well at Pirates because he comes from good hands at Cosmos, where he worked very well with Avril.”
Coachability and Experience: Sono further emphasized that Buthelezi’s coachability and previous experience at TS Galaxy and the national team, Bafana Bafana, will contribute to his success at Pirates.
Sono believes that these factors, coupled with the guidance of Avril Phali and the exposure Buthelezi has gained, will be instrumental in his development as a goalkeeper at the Soweto club.
Sono’s endorsement is a testament to Buthelezi’s potential and the positive impact he can make at Pirates.
Zakhele Lepasa’s Emotional Return: In other news related to Orlando Pirates, striker Zakhele Lepasa has made an emotional return to the club after a loan spell at SuperSport United.
The Soweto-born Bafana Bafana player expressed his mixed feelings about returning to his parent club and shared an emotional message with his former teammates at Matsatsantsa.
Lepasa conveyed gratitude to those who welcomed him and made his time at SuperSport United memorable.
While his return signifies a new opportunity to fight for his place under the Spaniard, Lepasa also hinted at past disappointments and challenges during his previous stint at Pirates.
Conclusion: Melusi Buthelezi’s potential success at Orlando Pirates, as endorsed by Jomo Sono, highlights the confidence placed in his abilities as a goalkeeper.
Under the guidance of manager Jose Riveiro and with his previous experience at TS Galaxy and Bafana Bafana, Buthelezi is poised to make a positive impact at the club.
Additionally, Zakhele Lepasa’s emotional return to Pirates signals a fresh start for the striker as he seeks to establish himself under the new leadership.
Both players carry aspirations and hope for their respective roles within the esteemed Orlando Pirates team.
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