Vincent Pule taking the Absa Premiership by storm

Orlando Pirates celebrate winning the Absa Premiership Final match against Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on May 21, 2011 in Soweto, South Africa.  (May 20, 2011 - Source: Gallo Images/Getty Images Europe)

Orlando Pirates celebrate winning the Absa Premiership Final match against Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on May 21, 2011 in Soweto, South Africa.

(May 20, 2011 - Source: Gallo Images/Getty Images Europe)

Football is one profession that keeps new talent coming at a constant supply. In Europe, football fans are being amazed by the unreal displays of the wonderful Kylian Mbappe, and not forgetting the slow resurgence of the much loved Mo Salah. What’s poppin down south though? Well, South Africa might have found their own ‘young’ gem who is taking the ABSA premiership by storm. This is none other than the 26-year-old Orlando Pirates winger Vincent Pule, who has been a thorn in the flesh of many defenders this season, causing havoc with his immense pace and brilliant skills. Well, 26 is usually not considered young in comparison to the likes of Mbappe, but things have a different vibe in the South.


Vincent Pule has been the talk of the town at Orlando Pirates in the last few months, and it is not hard to see why.The ex Bidvest Wits winger has not only been at the forefront of Pirates’ recent impressive displays, but has also worked his way into the national setup courtesy of his outstanding displays at club level.

In the recent Soweto derby pitting Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, Pule put in a man of the match display, helping the Bucs to emerge victorious. He was a nightmare to Amakhosi defenders and had his moment of brilliance when he scored the winning goal to help Pirates claim all bragging rights and crucial three points at the expense of Chiefs.

Orlando Pirates fans run onto the field after the Absa Premiership Final match between Orlando Pirates and the Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on May 21, 2011 in Soweto, South Africa.  (May 20, 2011 - Source: Gallo Images/Getty Images Europe)

Orlando Pirates fans run onto the field after the Absa Premiership Final match between Orlando Pirates and the Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on May 21, 2011 in Soweto, South Africa.

(May 20, 2011 - Source: Gallo Images/Getty Images Europe)

But this is not the only game where Pule’s showing has been worth noting, he has been in sizzling form since the season started and midway through, he seems to possess all the attributes that may well earn him recognition of rookie of the season award come end of the season. Since arriving from Bidvest Wits in July, Pule has been an influential figure for the club, helping them to obtain positive results with crucial goals and assists. The left-footed former Bidvest Wits attacker who joined Pirates at the start of the season has netted four goals in 11 matches in all competitions this season and judging by current form, he doesn’t look like he’s gonna stop anytime soon.


With Pirates amongst the Premiership contenders, Pule’s role in that quest is central, and if his form is anything to go by, he might be the key man to lead Pirates to the title. It is no surprise that the fans seem to be loving him as they are enjoying his displays. The only question perhaps one can ask is can he be able to sustain his form throughout the season? If he can, then we might be looking at the next best talent to come out of Mzansi.