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Siyabonga Sangweni challenges younger brother Thamsanqa to make the most of Orlando Pirates chance

Posted: 18 August 2017 Time: 12:30

Siyabonga Sangweni has challenged younger brother Thamsanqa to work hard at Orlando Pirates and emulate what he achieved with the Soweto giants.

Thami will officially begin his Pirates journey this Saturday when the Buccaneers face Chippa United at Orlando Stadium, with kick-off set for 18h00.

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And the older Sangweni, who enjoyed huge success with Bucs including their historic double-treble success between 2010 and 2012, has urged his brother to go out and replicate the same form he showed during his career in Soweto.

“I’m very happy to see my brother wearing Orlando Pirates’ jersey,” Siyabonga tells

“What he must do now is to work hard. He must also respect and know why he came to Johannesburg and know where he is coming from, that’s very important.”

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Siyabonga says he was delighted to see his young brother warming up and wearing Pirates’ jersey during the Carling Black Label Champion Cup against Kaizer Chiefs in July, but the bigger challenge is yet to start.

“I was very happy to see him wearing the Pirates jersey. Just looking at him warming up with that Pirates jersey at FNB [Stadium] gave me joy. I was even happier to see him get a chance to play, and playing in the Soweto Derby is not easy. A lot of players in South Africa wish to play in the Soweto Derby.

“What he must do is [show] respect, work hard and all good things will come if he is going to work. And I wish him all the best at Orlando Pirate.”

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Article by: Makhosonke Zuma
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