• ‘I came to Pirates as a boy, now I leave as a man’

    Zimbabwean midfielder Marshall Munetsi insists that he will never forget his roots at Orlando Pirates after signing for French Ligue 1 outfit Stade de Reims.

    The 22-year-old defender-cum-midfielder put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the French outfit after his impressive 2028-19 campaign with Pirates under the guidance of coach Milutin Sredojevic in which he earned 24 appearances across all competitions.

    The Zimbabwean international, who joined the Buccaneers from FC Cape Town back in 2016, made a name for himself during his loan spell at Baroka before returning to the club a year later and proved his worth to the club and cemented his place in the Buccaneers squad.

    Speaking on his departure from the Buccaneers, Munetsi thanks the Pirates chairman, technical team and his teammates for the impact they made in his life during his time at the Soweto giants.

    ‘First and foremost, I would like to thank the Chairman and management for all the support they have given me ever since I arrived at the Club,” Munetsi told Bucs’ official website.

    ‘I came here as a young boy but now I leave as a man. I would also like to thank the coaches, my teammates and most importantly the fans of this wonderful club for all the love and support they’ve shown me.

    ‘As I turn the page to a new chapter in my football career, I look forward to the new challenge this presents but as I move forward I can never forget my roots….Once a Pirate Always a Pirate!’

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