'He's having the season of his life'


The Buccaneers have benefitted substantially from the arrival of Pule, who joined on a free transfer from Bidvest Wits in July.

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The 26-year-old has been an instrumental figure in Milutin Sredojevic’s attack so far this season, managing three goals and two assists in nine Absa Premiership fixtures.

His performances have gone as far as impressing Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, as he earned his senior international debut against Libya last month after being drafted in for the injured Themba Zwane.

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Meanwhile, Motshwari, who spent four years together with Pule at The Clever Boys, is delighted to have seen his colleague reach new heights in his game and takes plenty of influence from his rise into the national team fold.

“I think he’s having the season of his life. The way he’s started has been really great, and I just wish and pray that he continues from where he is now,” Motshwari told KickOff.com.

“He mustn’t stop, he must just keep on scoring goals, because that benefits us as a team by gaining three points and momentum so that we can keep on going forward.

“[His form] is an inspiration itself because we spend a lot of time together at the club, even off the field we call each other more often.

“To see him transform from the player he was [at Wits] to what he is now is a big inspiration towards all of us, and I’m happy for him.”

Pule has since been withdrawn from the current national team camp due to a knee injury, which also saw him miss Pirates' visit to AmaZulu over the weekend.

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