Pirates extend Jele’s stay!

Soweto giants Orlando Pirates have extended the stay of their longest serving player at the club for another season.

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Happy Jele, 33, agreed to a one-year extension with the club last year and although it expired on June 30, he remained with side on an extended deal for the remainder of the 2019/20 term.

The Buccaneers released a statement on their official website to confirm “Magents” will be part of the squad for next season.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that Happy Jele has signed on the dotted line to extend his stay on board the Buccaneers ship.

“The captain has been rewarded with a contract extension for another season.

β€œThis is a place I called home since I joined as a 19-year old,” said Jele. β€œThe matter of the contract has never been an issue for me because this is home. I have a very good relationship with the Chairman, the door is always open for me. If ever I have issues, I can always go to him,” Jele said.

“Jele, who will celebrate his 14th season as a Buccaneer when the 2020/21 season kicks off next month, continues to impress in the Black and White jersey.

“This past season saw Magents record the second most minutes played behind goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands which is all testament to his professionalism,” the statement read.