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Orlando Pirates’ man of the moment, Vincent Pule says he joined at the right time

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Orlando Pirates midfielder Vincent Pule believes his move to the Sea Robbers from Bidvest Wits in the off season came at the right time in his career.

The 26-year-old winger has been impressive in his first few months at the Soweto giants.Over the weekend, he netted his third goal in nine games in the 2-1 victory over Baroka.

Pule admitted that he has had to dig deep to cement his place in Milutin Sredojevic’s side because talent alone is never enough playing for a big team like Pirates.

“I think I came to Pirates at the right time, I came here to improve and to play for the club with a big heart,” Pule said.

Pule further stated that playing for the Soweto giants requires character and spirit.

“I think Pirates is a big team and you must have a big heart to succeed here. I told myself that with talent alone you will not go anywhere, but you have to work hard.”

The QwaQwa-born attacker also confirmed what Assistant Coach Rhulani Mokwena had said about his extra commitment.

“You have to train hard and do extra work and I think that is what has worked for me. I also told myself to take the opportunity handed to me with both hands.”

Pule’s recent arrival at Pirates has already helped earn him a place in the Bafana Bafana squad that did duty against Libya in Durban earlier this month. The 26-year-old’s consistent form since then makes him likely to be named in the squad Stuart Baxter will be announcing on 1 October 2018.

Siseko Gwegwe
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