Fakude, who was brought to Pirates by former striker, Jerry ‘Legs of Thunder’ Skhosana, signed a three-year contract with the Premiership Champions. Speaking to KickOff.com in Midrand at the weekend, the Tembisa-born striker says he was ready to face the challenge of playing for one of the biggest clubs in South Africa. “It’s a dream come true to play for a team like Pirates. The players have given me a warm welcome and guys like Benson Mhlongo have also given me advice about life outside football. “I am glad to get such a great chance of playing for a big team like Pirates and I am ready to grab the opportunity with both hands if I am given an opportunity to play next season.” Fakude discloses that he is not related to the former Bucs player, David Fakude, who also wore the black and white jersey with pride many years ago.