Rakhale: We are going back to the Orlando Pirates that people know

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Rakhale and his Bucs teammates are currently enjoying a four-match unbeaten run in all competitions - having won three and drawn one

Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabo Rakhale says he is pleased with the team's progress under coach Kjell Jonevret.

The 27-year-old winger recently made his first competitive appearance for the Buccaneers in 2017.

Nicknamed Jomo, Rakhale grabbed an assist in extra-time as Pirates overcame Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday.

“It’s a great feeling to be back in the team. We have been doing well in the past few games,” Rakhale said on The Citizen.

The dribbling wizard, who was out for over three months, while nursing a hamstring injury, thanked Swedish tactician Jonevret for believing in him.

“I would like to thank the coach for believing in me and playing me in such a big game. I’m happy to be back,” he continued.

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“I think now we are going back to the Pirates that people know; a team that plays good football with a winning mentality," he added.

“Everyone is happy in the team and the mood is very high. If everyone can give his best, we will go far,” Rakhale concluded.

Rakhale has featured in 14 matches in all competitions for the Buccaneers this season.

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