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Richard Ofori was selected as the Orlando Pirates' new captain for the upcoming campaign

To make Richard Ofori the team captain for the upcoming season, Orlando Pirates icon Edward "Magents" Motale has reached out to the Bucks.

Happy Jele, a supporter of the Soweto Giants, left the team on Monday after spending 16 years there. In Motale's opinion, the 28-year-old Ghanaian international is the ideal alternative for Jele because he captained the Pirates in 1995 when they won the African Cup.


However, Ofori may now guide the Pirates. He is a world-class athlete and has experience. I observed him interacting with the players and yelling (on the field). Ofori is appropriate for me, and the captain should be the one to speak.

"We need a real leader like Jele was," he continued, "to be a strong and contending team for trophies next season., Motale added that although he was not shocked by Jele's decision to leave the Pirates, he wished President Irvin Khoza had been able to persuade him to stay. I anticipated that because Jele was signing contracts season by season despite not playing enough, the man said. Since I believe he still has it, I'm not surprised to hear that he still wants to play. I believe the Pirates ought to have extended his contract so he could continue to play and mentor young players. He would have to convince the coach that he deserved to play if they offered him a contract.

According to the report, 35-year-old Jele is allegedly moving to Royal Am when he has won two Premiership championships with Pirates (2010–11 and 2011–12), two Nedbank Cups (2011 and 2014), one Telkom Championship (2011), and two MTN8 medals (2011 and 2020). In the meantime, Motale

is urging Buccaneers supporters to support Jose Riveiro, the team's new coach.

Despite everything I've read in the newspapers and online, I don't know him, he declared.


I am behind Riveiro and want to see results, along with Pirates winning trophies next season, but Khoza cannot come for someone that is not strong enough for Pirates.


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