Nov 29, 2021

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Mngonyama is relishing the chance to improve his game learning from experienced players such as Happy Jele, Thulani Hlatshwayo, and Ntsikelelo Nyauza.

FILE PHOTO: The defender is one of four players unveiled by the Club earlier in the week. PICTURE: Orlando Pirates

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JOHANNESBURG: Mngonyama joined the Buccaneers as a free agent after parting ways with Maritzburg United.

New Orlando Pirates signing Kwanda Mngonyama is relishing the chance to improve his game learning from experienced players such as Happy Jele, Thulani Hlatshwayo, and Ntsikelelo Nyauza.

The 27-year-old was unveiled as one of four players including Goodman Mosele, Monnapule Saleng and Bandile Shandu after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract 

Speaking after being signed, the KwaZulu-Natal-born defender opened up about his dream move to the Soweto giants.

“Yeah, definitely. Orlando Pirates is a club I grew up supporting and by the grace of God, He made it possible that I get the opportunity to be part of the Club. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.

Describing his first day at the training, Mngonyaman said, “I got a warm welcome from the guys, which made me feel at home.”

“Even though I can tell I’m in a different environment, I felt comfortable throughout,” he added.

Mngonyama joined the Buccaneers as a free agent after parting ways with Maritzburg United, where he scored seven goals and assisted a further one from 110 appearances across all competitions.

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