Spotlight on Jele decision at Pirates


Legendary defender Happy Jele is set to get another stamp of approval in continuing with his stay at the club following the completion of yet another productive season for him.

Jele piled up 33 appearances with a return of four goals in the just-ended season which saw The Bucs reach the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The 35-year-old is sitting on a one-year deal with an option of another season which is set to be automatically activated at the end of the month.

He signed the current deal at the beginning of last season.

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Based on his input from the past season there is nothing to doubt about his ability to continue leading from the back where Pirates will have Nkosinathi Sibisi and Tapelo Xoki replacing Thulani Hlatshwayo and Kwanda Mngonyama who is set to be loaned out.

The Middelburg-born defender is now set to continue playing for Pirates for the seventeenth consecutive season further pushing him ahead as the longest-serving PSL player at one club since making his first-team debut.

Jele joined Pirates from amateur club Walter Stars then made his first-team debut in September 2006 and has only ever played for one club through his professional career which is now closing in on two decades.

He has already surpassed Williams Okpara’s long-standing record for most starts for the club with over 400 to his name.

His medals count at Pirates has two league titles, two Nedbank Cups, one Telkom Knockout, and three MTN8 titles, along with runners-up medals for both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.

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