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Helder Pelembe keeping fit in anticipation of opportunity

Posted: 16 November 2016 Time: 17:01

Former Orlando Pirates striker Helder Pelembe has been keeping fit as he awaits an opportunity to return to the PSL.

Pelembe is currently training at the Arica Sport Youth Development Academy, which is owned by former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Harold 'Jazzy Queen' Legodi, in hopes of attracting interest in the near future.

In August the Mozambican international was set for a move to Golden Arrows but, according to the player, the two clubs could not agree on the transfer and was later let go of by the Buccaneers.

Despite being a free agent, the 29-year-old is yet to find a new employer and is learning to adapt to his circumstances, while waiting for an opportunity to present itself.

"It does [frustrate me] but what can I do? I have to live with it, it's life. I have to deal with it and adapt myself to the situation," Pelembe tells

"I don't remember myself doing any wrong here [in South Africa]. In all the teams I played for I did well.

"But I'm still keeping fit by myself and waiting for a chance, not to prove a point but to work."

Pelembe first arrived in the country in August 2013, when he signed for Roses United in the First Division, before joining Orlando Pirates four months later.

His best return was three goals in seven starts during his six-month loan spell at Celtic in the first half of last season.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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