Bucs newbie: People must start believing


Orlando Pirates left back Bongani Sam has given reasons why he feels the technical team led by Rhulani Mokwena will succeed.

Sam is in his first season with the Buccaneers since joining them from Bloemfontein Celtic and has already seen some good qualities in Mokwena, who is in charge of the team after Milutin Sredojevic left the Soweto giants to join Egyptian club Zamalek.

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Pirates are yet to win a match with Mokwena at the helm, but the national under-23 defender feels Mokwena has what it takes to make a difference at Pirates.

“I think he is a good coach, he understands. I believe that he can make a big difference in the team. I think people must start believing in him,” Sam tells KickOff.com.

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Sam, meanwhile, is still waiting to make his debut for the Buccaneers and will be hoping to get an opportunity when they take on Chippa United at Orlando Stadium on Saturday (15h00).

Sam is part of the national under-23 team which has qualified for the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations set to be played in Egypt in November. 

"It feels good to be in the under-23 team and to work with the coaches. It's also good being around the players because we share different experiences because some players play overseas."

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