Marcelo graduating step by step - Jele
- 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.