Mbesuma joins Bucs

2012-08-16 13:22

In a move to strengthen the team for the season ahead, defending champions Orlando Pirates have secured the services of Zambian and former Kaizer Chiefs striker Collins Mbesuma.

Mbesuma has signed a three-year deal with the Soweto giants.

“It is not going to be easy because Pirates have good strikers, but I will do my best,” added Mbesuma.

He said he was also honoured and felt special to have played for all South African big teams – Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows.

“It means there is something special about me. But that does not mean I have to relax. I still have to prove myself.

“I want to be successful with Pirates and win things with them. I think I need competition and I know Pirates is a big team so I just want to compete,” he added.

When announcing Mbesuma, Sea Robbers coach Augusto Palacios added that the Zambian striker was the last signing for the season.

The current Pirates squad is made-up of 32 players, including the Zambian international.

“Collins is the last player coming to Pirates to strengthen the squad for the PSL and Africa campaigns. We take this very seriously,” said Palacios

Palacios also said he was not sure whether Mbesuma would part of the team will face SuperSport United at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday in the first leg of the MTN8 semifinals.

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