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Otladisa patiently waiting for better game time at Pirates. Image: @orlandopirates.

Why I joined Pirates – Struggling winger

Orlando Pirates winger Katlego Otladisa did not see his move from Marumo Gallants to Soweto coming. Here’s the story.

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Otladisa patiently waiting for better game time at Pirates. Image: @orlandopirates.

It’s been five months since Katlego Otladisa first wore the Orlando Pirates tracksuit from Marumo Gallants. Here’s a quick reflection from the speedy winger.

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OTLADISA JOINS ORLANDO PIRATES

Following a busy season that included CAF Confederation Cup football for Otladisa at Marumo Gallants, the Rusteburg-born star signed for the Buccaneers despite zero goals in 43 appearances.

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Having had eight appearances in the Pirates jersey so far, the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town star has looked back.

“I didn’t really expect that I’d get another chance to play for another big team after Sundowns. All I was focusing on was getting minutes at any team I was playing for at that particular time,” Otladisa said via The Sowetan.

“I wanted to associate myself with a winning fraternity, hence I decided to come to Pirates. Pirates have been doing very well, I mean last season they won two cups, so I wanted that feeling as well… tag along with the team,” Otladisa added.

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“I was really looking forward to playing in the Champions League with Pirates, a much more organised team, no disrespect to Marumo but it didn’t happen, so I had to accept it.

Otladisa concluded the chat by revealing his personal goals for the rest of the term.

“I am looking at a target of providing assists for the team and getting goals for the team. However, for now the main thing is to get more minutes. Yes, I really feel I have pressure to finally peak, especially that I am with Pirates now,” he concluded.

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In the meantime, Pirates will remain inactive this weekend before playing four games until the festive season break.

  • Richards Bay, 25 November, away
  • TS Galaxy, 9 December, home
  • SuperSport United, 23 December, away
  • Stellenbosch FC, 29 December, home.
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Orlando Pirates team picture during the 2023 MTN8 semifinal 1st leg game between Stellenbosch FC and Orlando Pirates at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on 3 September 2023 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

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