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Happy Jele is on 400 matches for Orlando Pirates - Now he is headed for a blockbuster 500 matches?

Last season for Orlando Pirates now club legend Happy Jele there was a point where it seemed like everything was all doom and gloom for him

It's fair to say that for about two or three seasons now Happy Jele has not quite been at the level that he once was before

But then again that is also down to age rather than quality as Happy Jele is not as quick as he used to be

That in turn has forced Orlando Pirates to look for potential defensive reinforcements considering the slow decline of Happy Jele as a player

And those reinforcements came in the form of former Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo who also so happens to be a a close friend of Happy Jele as well

But last season Thulani Hlatshwayo himself had a nightmare of a first season at Orlando Pirates and was extremely criticized by the club's supporters neutral supporters and rival supporters

Recently Happy Jele reached a milestone this as he has now played 400 games for Orlando Pirates with a club legend in Joseph Makhanya backing his former teammate to make it 500 matches according to and courtesy of reports from

"I played with him for four or five seasons and I know what type of human being he is. I'm still close to him even now and he is a true gentleman and a professional player,"

"He is doing very well. That's what I like about him. He works very hard at training and I don't see anything stopping him from making more than 500 appearances in the future,"

Regardless of the fact that Joseph Makhanya might seem wide off the mark but Happy Jele can take inspiration from legendary defenders in football such as John Terry & Paulo Maldini who have all played more than 500 matches for AC Milan & Chelsea

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