Goalkeeper Boalefa Pule ends six-year wait for PSL start following loan move to AmaZulu
Posted: 21 August 2017 Time: 10:32
AmaZulu’s season opener against Free State Stars on Saturday may have passed as just another PSL fixture, but it was the game that saw Boalefa Pule make his first-ever club start in professional football.
Pule has been on the books of Platinum Stars, SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits over the last six years but had, surprisingly, never been handed a start at any of those clubs.
His only appearance was a 13-minute run in last year’s Nedbank Cup final as a replacement for Ronwen Williams while at SuperSport United.
However, his loan move to AmaZulu has now finally brought the long wait for a start to an end as he was given the nod ahead of Energy Murambadoro against Free State Stars on Saturday afternoon.
Pule responded by keeping a clean sheet as Usuthu recorded a 1-0 win to mark their return to the topflight with three valuable points.
The 27-year-old’s story is a rare one of patience for a goalkeeper who has bizarrely more caps for Bafana Bafana than games played at club level.
He made four appearances for the national team during the off-season at the COSAFA Castle Cup and in the CHAN qualifiers.