Orlando Pirates midfielder ready for 2018


Orlando Pirates winger Thabo “Section 10” Qalinge is hoping 2018 will be a continuation of the form he showed in the latter stages of 2017.

The Bucs tricky winger showed glimpses of his trademark skill and ability that motivated the Soweto Gaints to sign him back in 2014.

Speaking to Soccer Laduma the 26-year-old said he was rearing to build on his displays in 2018. “I’m grateful to have played some good football in 2017.

“It’s all down to hard work. I’ve had a lot of injuries but now I want to stay injury free and focus on my football in the new year,” Qalinge tells the Crew.

“The coach has also given me the opportunity and I’ve taken it with both hands. It’s also been great to play with the new players who’ve joined the team.”

“I want to keep up the momentum in the New Year. As a team we want to be more consistent with creating chances and scoring goals.”

“The beautiful thing about our league is that it’s very tight so there is still everything to play for this season. The Bucs supporters need to stand behind us every step of the way,” concluded the speedy winger. Section 10 and his teammates returned to training on the 27th of December and will play the first league fixture of the New Year on Saturday 6 January 2018 when they host Baroka.

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