Bucs to extend Happy Jele’s contract


FARPost has learnt that Orlando Pirates will extend captain Happy Jele’s contract for another season.

The 33-year-old’s contract was extended by a year in 2019 and close sources have confirmed that he’d sign on the dotted line again for the 2020/2021 campaign.

“He’s definitely staying,” confirmed our source.


From Pirates’s current squad, Jele is the longest-serving player in the team. Since 1 August 2006, Jele has played 324 games for the Buccaneers, scoring 12 goals.

Before his switch to Pirates, he played for amateur side, Walter Stars, a team owned by erstwhile TV presenter, Walter Mokoena. The club was based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

This season, the centre-back has made 24 appearances across all competitions and continues to play a pivotal role in leading the team.

“He will sign another one-year extension,” added the source.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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