How Pirates Snatched Jele From Chiefs

Orlando Pirates Snatched Happy Jele From Kaizer Chiefs 

Happy Jele was meant to make his PSL debut with Kaizer Chiefs, instead of Orlando Pirates when he started as a professional footballer.

'Magents' has been a professional footballer for close to 10 years now and, the Middelburg-born player has become one of the top and respected defenders in the PSL.

Jele played an important role for Vladimir Vermezovic’s side when Bucs beat SuperSport United 2-1 in their league game last weekend.
How Pirates Snatched Jele From Chiefs
In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 899, the player’s agent, Walter Mokoena, revealed that Jele was on his way to the Amakhosi when Bucs was made aware of his availability and quickly signed him.

“Yeah, Happy was my first ever deal. He was actually meant to play for Kaizer Chiefs! He was training there when (Ernst) Middendorp was around, but I felt like they went behind my back to sign the player, so then I took him to Pirates.

"I intercepted him at Park Station. He was going to Chiefs, and I took him straight to Irvin Khoza and Screamer (Tshabalala) and they signed him on the spot. They’d never even seen him play,” said Mokoena.

Click here for the full interview and to read why the player’s agent had a falling out with Chiefs when Jele made his way to the professional ranks.

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