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Orlando Pirates legend officially hangs up his boots after 18-plus years playing in the top tier of South African football.

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Orlando Pirates legend Happy Jele in action for the club during his time at the club.

In recent history, they are not many players that can play at the top level for more than 10 years, something former Pirates Captain Happy Jele doesn’t know anything about.

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The 37-year-old spent 16 years at Pirates between 2006 and 2022 before leaving the Buccaneers to join KwaZulu-Natal based club Royal AM for six months at the club.

Former Bafana Bafana defender has been clubless ever since leaving Royal AM, leading to his retirement after 18 years as a professional footballer.

Talking to Supersport TV analyst Karabo Phasha on his YouTube podcast, Jele announced that he has retired and is no longer playing football professionally.

He leaves the field of play, having played 405 games, scoring 18 goals, and winning eight trophies, including back-to-back treble.

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Magents, as he is known to the Buccaneers’ faithful, is expected to join the club’s technical team in the nearest future.

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