PRETORIA – Orlando Pirates will give legendary defender Happy Jele a non-playing role at the club when he finally retires from the Buccaneers.
The defender made his first-team debut as a teenager the same year and overtook Williams Okpara as the club’s all-time record holder.
During his illustrious career, Jele won two league titles, two Nedbank Cup winner medals, one Telkom Knockout and three MTN8 titles.
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A managerial role is said to be on the cards ahead of his seventeenth season at the club, despite making 33 appearances and four goals last term.
Jele’s current contract expires at the end of June with an option for another year.
The non-player position offer is not tied to a date and will become available to Jele if he decides to retire from the game.
He has donned nothing but Pirates’ black and white since arriving from amateur club Walter Stars in 2006.