After weeks of speculation linking him with a possible move to from Kaizer Chiefs and big spending Mamelodi Sundowns, Myeni made the switch from BidVest Wits to team up with the Bucaneers today as part of the last-minute transfer window signings.
This inclusion in the Pirates camp is seen as yet another attempt by the Sea Robbers and reigning Absa Premiership to bolster their squad ahead of the their African adventure in the CAF Champions League.
The 24-year-old said joining Pirates was like a dream come true for him. “It has always been my dream to play for a big club and especially when I was young. When I started playing football the dream was to play for the two big teams. “I tried my luck with Chiefs and it did not work out, now I’m at Pirates and I’m happy,” Myeni said.
The speedy winger admitted that it was a tough decision to leave BidVest Wits. “Wits is the reason I’m where I am right now and I’m grateful for that. It was a difficult decision, but in football you have to move on and grow. I want to grow as a player and Pirates is the best place for me right now.”
Pirates Chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza admitted that the new signings were motivated by the teams desire to do well in Africa and also balance the teams age group.
“We wanted to move with the times and the age factor was one the reasons. The players we have are quite young and long term it will help us, and going to Africa some players might be tested and those are the challenges. “The travelling can take its toll, and we hoping to stabilise the team with these players.” said the Club Chairman.
Also unveiled by the Pirates Chairman was former SuperSport defensive midfielder Thandani Ntsumayelo.
“Pirates is a big team and I’m very happy to be here. It’s a team that attracts a lot of crowds and I’m determined to do well for them,” said the midfielder.
The list of new signings for the Soweto based side includes star names; Boa Morte, Manqana, Matlaba, Ntshumayelo and Myeni.