Orlando Pirates’ Siyabonga Sangweni will not swap jerseys with Tottenham Hotspur

New Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni is looking forward to getting his chance when Bucs play Tottenham Hotspur and Kaizer Chiefs in the Vodacom Challenge – but says he won’t be swapping his jersey.

Sangweni, who joined Pirates on a three-year deal from Golden Arrows, realises that the competition is going to be tough, and also acknowledges that he needs to work hard to have a chance to be in the starting XI.

“I’m waiting for my chance. The competition will be tough, but when I get my chance I must make sure that I grab it with both hands,” he told KickOff.com.

Pirates will start their Vodacom Challenge against Spurs at Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday and Sangweni hopes to be part of the team that will face the English Premiership outfit.

“If I play in that game I will not exchange my first Orlando Pirates jersey. I will keep it at home. This will be a memory that will stay with me forever.”

The KwaZulu-Natal born defender, who scored the winning goal for Bafana Bafana against Tanzania, is very happy to be a Buccaneer.

“Ngijabule kakhulu (I’m very happy) that I’ve joined Orlando Pirates as its one of the biggest teams in South Africa. And I will do my best and help the team achieve more.”