How Jele Forced His Way Back
Posted: 18 March 2021
Orlando Pirates Football Club fans were left disheartened and concerned when the season started with long-time defender Happy Jele was relegated to the bench.
However, the tall centre back tells The Beautiful Game how he forced his way back into the reckoning and subsequently help the team keep more clean sheets and win football matches, saying;
“Yeah man, I’ve been working so hard in each and every game. I was waiting for my chance and also supporting the guys who have been playing, I’ve been in the game for long so I know when the coach wants to select a different player on that day.
When asked if it was a difficult time for him, considering he is the skipper of the ship, he said;
“No, but for me, as a captain, I have to support each and every one because we win as a team. The last time we won the MTN tournament, I was there to support each and every one so even now, I’m working very hard to keep playing,” he concluded.
Majents, alongside his team mates, are now preparing to face nemesis Kaizer Chiefs in Sunday’s Derby, where they’ve blown them away this season in all competitions by winning three matches against them already in this campaign.