Jooste reflects on his 100th league appearance


Orlando Pirates defender Wayde Jooste has spoken of his pride at reaching his 100th league game appearance.

The 29-year-old footballer hit the landmark on Thursday night, in their 3-0 victory against the struggling Black Leopards in the DStv Premiership clash.

Jooste put on a Man of the Match performance on the day to help his side secure maximum points and consolidate their top-eight spot in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The confessed lifelong Bucs fan made his PSL debut in Bloemfontein Celtic colours back in the 2013/14 season.

In an interview with the club’s official site, the Gqeberha-born player expressed his gratitude to the Soweto giants faithful and beamed: “It’s a really nice feeling. The team has so many supporters, and every time you go out to play, you know that you’re doing it for people who love the club so much.”

The former Highlands Park player joined the Sea Robbers last year in October on a three-year deal. He has made a total of 22 appearances across competitions.

Weymar, as he’s popularly known to his teammates, spent some time on the sidelines this season and admits it has somewhat derailed his progress at the club.

“I have missed out on a lot of games. That’s obviously not something I wanted. But it’s also made me stronger,” he added.

“Personally, I just want to play as much as I can in these last few games. For the Club, I hope we can climb as high as we can on the log. We’re also still in the Caf Confederation Cup, so there’s a lot to play for there as well.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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