...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
English football legend Ian Wright has revealed that former Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele was the reason he became a Buccaneers supporter.
Wright made the revelation during an interview with SuperSport TV, following Pirates’ recent match against Kaizer Chiefs.
Wright praised the quality of the game and expressed his unwavering support for Pirates.
The Buccaneers are currently in second place in the DStv Premiership and are favorites to win the Nedbank Cup.
Pirates recently defeated Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup semi-final, and coach Arthur Zwane attributed the difference between the sides this season to Pirates having a core team and a good understanding of their chemistry.
Ian Wright Credits Happy Jele for His Support of Orlando Pirates
Ian Wright, an English football legend, has credited former Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele for inspiring him to become a fan of the Buccaneers.
During an interview with SuperSport TV, Wright praised Pirates’ performance in their recent match against Kaizer Chiefs and expressed his unwavering support for the team.
Wright revealed that it was Jele who convinced him to support Pirates.
This statement is a testament to Jele’s influence and legacy at the club.
Pirates Set to Finish Second in the DStv Premiership
Orlando Pirates are on track to finish second in the DStv Premiership this season.
The Buccaneers are also favorites to win the Nedbank Cup, having already won the MTN8 title last year.
Their recent victory over Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup semi-final highlights the team’s strength and determination.
Coach Arthur Zwane has attributed the difference between Pirates and Chiefs this season to Pirates having a core team and a good understanding of their chemistry.
This demonstrates the importance of team cohesion and chemistry in achieving success in football.
Chiefs Struggling to Keep Up with Pirates
Kaizer Chiefs have had a difficult season, winning only 13 matches in the DStv Premiership.
Despite this, they still have a chance to finish in the top half of the table.
However, their recent defeat to Pirates in the Nedbank Cup semi-final shows that they are struggling to keep up with their rivals.
Injuries to key players have also hampered Chiefs’ progress this season.