Marcelo grad­u­at­ing step by step - Jele

Observer on Saturday - - Sport - Kick-Off

- Or­lando Pi­rates cap­tain Happy Jele says re­cent sign­ing Caio Marcelo Da Silva is grad­u­ally set­tling into their sys­tem af­ter mak­ing his de­but against Golden Ar­rows.

The 20-year old Brazil­ian, who joined the Soweto gi­ants on trans­fer dead­line day, was handed his bow in Wed­nes­day's goal­less draw against ‘Abafana Bes'thende’ at the Or­lando Sta­dium. Jele feels Marcelo has proved he is a qual­ity player and will get bet­ter with time.

"Marcelo is a good player, and he's been grad­u­at­ing step by step. I had to guide him be­cause he's got a bit of a lan­guage (bar­rier)," Jele was quoted as say­ing by Kick­Off web­site.

"But so far, he's learn­ing, and he played very well to­day. Ob­vi­ously, as a player, there's some im­prove­ment that he needs to take (from the game). "So, I'm happy as a cap­tain to guide him. I'm hop­ing in the next game it will be the same as well." Pi­rates coach Mi­lutin Sre­do­je­vic was also im­pressed in the way his skip­per was able to help the young­ster set­tle into the game.

"I had coin­ci­den­tally been present when he (Jele) had his first match (for Pi­rates), and to­day he took re­spon­si­bil­ity the way Tonic Cha­bal­ala ac­com­mo­dated him 12 years back," Sre­do­je­vic said.


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