Pule explains emotional celebration


Orlando Pirates midfielder Vincent Pule has explained why he became emotional during their match against AmaZulu on Saturday evening.

Pule bagged the all-important solitary goal as Pirates edged AmaZulu 1-0 at Orlando Stadium this past weekend to register their fifth win in their last six games.

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The Buccaneers' victory also saw them climb to fourth position on the Absa Premiership standings as they maintained their 12-point gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

For Pule though, it was an emotional goal not just because he hadn't scored in over two months but also because of the passing of club chairman Irvin Khoza's wife Mantoa Khotleng-Khoza last week.

“It’s been a while since I’ve scored, I think the last goal was against Chiefs [in the league match on 2 November 2019]. So I was a bit emotional,” explained Pule.

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“When you are a person that loves scoring goals, and things are not falling for you, you can become emotional and I was relieved when I scored.

“As for the message, we also have to play for Mme Mantoa – may her soul rest in peace. I think we played good football for her today.

“I think we are working hard as a team, we have a good spirit now and we have to continue. In the first round we didn’t play well, but this round we know at least where we are going."

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