Club legend warns new Pirates star

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Orlando Pirates club legend Steve Lekoelea has warned that new signing Miguel Timm will have to be at the top of his game to keep his place at Mayfair.

Pirates roped in Timm from Marumo Gallants following an impressive season for the 29-year-old after making 26 league appearances for Gallants.

Lekoelea played for the Buccaneers from 1996 to 2006, establishing himself as one of the best players in the country and club legend during a decade-long stay at Mayfair. But the legend has warned donning that running the engine room at Pirates is a difficult task

"Everyone knows if you win the midfield battle then you can the match. Whether an attacking midfielder or a defensive one. He has to know the weight of the shirt will on him and the pressure is much different than anywhere else he’s been," Lekoelea told KickOff.

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Pirates have parted ways with Linda Mntambo, Nkanyiso Zungu and Austin Muwowo and Timm will be expected to bring experience and stability for Pirates in the middle of the park.

The midfielder is in line to make his debut for the Buccaneers when on Saturday when they host rivals Swallows at the Orlando Stadium but faces stiff competition in a stacked midfield that includes Siphesihle Ndlovu, Ben Motshwari and Thabang Morane among others.

 

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