New Orlando Pirates attacking midfielder Vincent Pule says he is coming to grips with important aspects at the Soweto giants.
The 26-year-old winger was announced as one of the Buccaneers’ nine new signings on Monday as they club prepares for the upcoming 2018/19 season.
Pule, who helped Wits win the 2016 MTN8 Cup, 2017 Telkom Knockout Cup and Premier Soccer League (PSL) title, attracted interest from Pirates and arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs.
The former African Warriors attacker snubbed Chiefs and moved to Houghton-based Bucs on a free transfer having decided against extending his contract with Wits.
Bucs’ new players were taken on a tour of Orlando Stadium, getting into the change room, seeing the club shop and also introducing them to another major facet of the club, the Learning Centre as part of their induction.
Pule, who has established himself as one of the most dangerous left-wingers in the country, was in a glowing mood following the induction process.
“Usually, you are inducted into a club during pre-season or sometimes as you go along you start to learn things, but this was very different,” Pule told club’s official website.
“We haven’t even started with the pre-season program and we are already coming to grips with important aspects of this club,” he continued.
Pule will be hoping hit the ground running at the Soweto giants, who are under the guidance of Serbian mentor Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.
The skillful player will be competing with the likes of Kudakwashe Mahachi and Luvuyo Memela for a place in the Bucs starting line-up.
“It’s important that we have these sessions well in advance of the season because it sets the platform for things to come,” Pule added.
“And also gives you a broader understanding of where you are, where the club is going, and importantly how you fit into that grand scheme of things,” he concluded.
The gifted attacker made 41 league appearances for the Clever Boys and he netted six goals in the process.