Golden Arrows defender Gladwin Shitolo is hoping to make a good impression on Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer when he returns to his parent club.
The 30-year-old is currently on loan at Abafana Bes’thende but will return to the Buccaneers before the 2020/21 season kicks off.
“What I know is that I will be going back to my mother club. I am going to report for pre-season at Pirates and I pray that it will all go well,” Shitolo told Sowetan.
Since signing for Pirates in 2014, Shitolo has often been out on loan. He spent time at Chippa United and Platinum Stars, and is currently on his third loan spell at Arrows.
“I have never been discouraged because everything happens for a reason,” he added.
“When I went to Chippa, I believed that God wants to use me there at the club. So, in everything that happens, my thinking is that it’s for a purpose.
“A few seasons ago I had a very good season at Pirates, but I never got a Bafana call-up. But now at Arrows I have that call-up that I have been praying for.”