Equatorial Guinea international goalkeeper Felipe Ovono believes his stay at Orlando Pirates gave him valuable experience to grow as a player.
Ovono’s stay at the Buccaneers between 2015 and 2017 was marred by blunders in goal which resulted in the club releasing him.
After struggling to find a club in South Africa, he returned to his native country.
The 28-year-old was part of the Futuro Kings team that got eliminated from the CAF Confederations Cup by Marumo Gallants this past weekend.
“Everyone can make a mistake in life. I was young then but that is in the past. I have gained valuable experience now, so given another chance, I will show my qualities,” he told FARPost as he reflected on the eight matches he played for the Soweto giants.
“Obviously I miss playing in South Africa because they have one of the best leagues in Africa. Every player in Africa wants to play in South Africa.
“What can I say I got a very good experience with Orlando Pirates. I really didn’t have any problem when I was there and any moment they call me I will come back because I regard them as my family. They made me a professional and I will always be thankful to them,” he said.
Ovono was in goals when Kings lost 3-0 to Gallants at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday night.
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By Ofhani Munyai