Pule: Former Bidvest Wits goalkeeper extends SuperSport United deal


SuperSport United goalkeeper Boafela Pule has signed a contract extension with the Tshwane giants.

The 30-year-old is serving as Matsatsantsa's second choice goalkeeoer behind ne club captain Rowen Williams..

The three-time PSL champions announced that they had extended Pule's deal on Friday.

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"SuperSport United is pleased to announce that Boalefa Pule has signed a three-year extension which will see him at the club until 2023," a club statement read.

Pule is yet to feature for Matsatsantsa this season with Williams an ever-present in coach Kaitano Tembo's starting line-up.

SuperSport chief executive officer Stanley Matthews explained why the club decided to hand the Zeerust-born shot-stopper a new deal.

“It’s not easy for a goalkeeper who is sitting behind the most capped player and captain at his club to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and consistency," Matthews said.

"Boalefa is now one of our longest serving players and we are delighted that our goalkeeping department has the depth that it does.

"It’s also a great credit to the way Andre Arendse runs his goalkeeping section that we have fierce competition in all our squads including our academy where we have two of the best young Under 15 keepers we have ever had coming through the ranks to be Ronwen's and Boalefa’s of the future."

Pule will be hoping to get a chance to feature for SuperSport if the current season resumes having been suspended indefinitely since mid-March 2020 due to the coronavirus.

The former South Africa under-23 international has had two loan stints with Bidvest Wits and AmaZulu before returning to Matsatsantsa.

Pule will remembered for his heroics in helping Tshwane giants to clinch the Nedbank Cup in the 2015/16 season as they defeated Orlando Pirates having replaced an injured Williams.

The SuperSport academy product has enjoyed some success with the club having lifted the 2019 MTN8 and three Nedbank Cups.

Pule was also part of the South Africa squad at the 2017 Cosafa Cup in the North West Province where Bafana Bafana finished fifth after defeating Namibia in the Plate final.

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