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New Orlando Pirates winger Vincent Pule living his dream 'playing for the biggest club in South Africa'

19:15 EAT 17/07/2018
Vincent Pule of Bidvest Wits
The 26-year-old winger admitted that he struggled to understand the Buccaneers' style of play

New Orlando Pirates midfielder Vincent Pule says he is settling in very well at the Soweto giants following his move from Bidvest Wits.

The attacking midfielder was part of the Buccaneers squad that camped in Zambia where they have been preparing for the new 2018/19 campaign.

“It has been a great experience; I’m loving the team environment. We do everything together from training, analysis and even eating. We are a unit and that is making it easy to gel with the guys and get used to everybody around me," Pule told the club's official website. 

“I’m happy here, I was made to feel at home from the moment I arrived and I’m amazed at the team spirit and the level of support that I have received from the coaches and the players," he continued.

Pule, who helped Wits win the 2016/17 Premier Soccer League (PSL) title and 2016 MTN8 Cup, explained that he is adjusting to Bucs' style of play.

Orlando Pirates has a completely different style of play than what I was used to at Wits. I was worried when I first arrived and I heard coach Rhulani (Mokwena) speaking about the Pirates game model. I found it difficult to understand especially since the focus was more on the theoretical aspect of the game," he explained. 

“Now that we are doing the practical application at training and with the support of my team mates, I have found it easier to understand what the coaches want from us," Pule added. 

The left-footed attacker is expected to compete with the likes of Luvuyo Memela and fellow newcomer Kudakwashe Mahachi at the Houghton-based side.

“So far so good. I have played with some of the guys before, Ben Motswari and Xola Mlambo from Wits, while Thabo Qalinge and I go back to our Bafana Bafana time together. I go even further back with Luvuyo Memela and Thembinkosi Lorch. It’s a homecoming of sorts with all the people around me," Pule said. 

Pule went on to state that he is looking forward to playing for the biggest football club in the country in the new 2018/19 campaign.

“The biggest highlight for me is that I’m here, playing for the biggest team in the country! I can scarcely believe it myself but I am just so honoured to be here. It is every boy’s dream to play for this club, at least I know it was for me, so I am practically living my dream right now," he indicated.

“I believe that we have a responsibility to the club and its supporters, and that is to play with commitment, passion and pride. We have to do our our level best to add value and contribute to the club’s culture of winning," he concluded.