Absa Premiership

Pule heaps praise on Mulenga

Vincent Pule (Gallo)
Vincent Pule (Gallo)

Cape Town - Having scored the winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 Soweto derby triumph over Kaizer Chiefs, midfielder Vincent Pule heaped praise on Orlando Pirates team-mate Augustine Mulenga, who teed him up.

Pirates' second goal was the result of an impressive team effort, with Justin Shonga playing a clever ball through to Mulenga, who slid it across Itumeleng Khune, leaving Pule with the goal at his mercy.

The former Wits winger made no mistake, netting in the 32nd minute, just three minutes after Innocent Maela had equalised following Khama Billiat's opener.

"It was a special moment to score a derby goal. I will definitely remember this one for a very long time," Pule was quoted as saying by Pirates' official website.

"We have all grown up watching this game and it has always been a dream to play in it, so having that chance and also scoring and winning the game made it a great weekend for me.

"Shonga's inside pass to Mulenga was very good, and in that position we all know how dangerous Mulenga can be. He's such a clever player. When Khune came out and Mulenga picked the pass, I was in the right place at the right time for the finish. It was a nice finish to a great build up."

Mulenga scooped the man-of-the-match award, but Pule continues to earn plaudits across the country, having won Pirates' Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards for September.

The Buccaneers sit one point behind leaders Wits in the Absa Premiership, although the Clever Boys have a game in hand over Milutin Sredojevic's side.

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