Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
5 Oct 2018
1:06 pm

Pirates captain guiding new Brazilian defender Marcelo

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele says he is helping new player Marcelo da Silva to adjust at the club.

Caio Marcelo of Orlando Pirates (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The Brazilian defender made his official debut for Pirates during Wednesday night’s goalless draw against Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium.

Jele hopes the left-back will continue with his good showing against Arrows in their next game against AmaZulu FC at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.

“Marcelo is a good player and so far he is adjusting step by step. I need to guide him because of the language barrier. But so far he is learning. He played very well today and obviously as a player you always have to improve, I am happy as a captain to guide him and I hope he will continue with the same performance in the next game,” said the skipper.


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