Top goalie Moeneeb "Slim Kat" Josephs is excited to be part of the new-look Orlando Pirates team that chairman Irvin Khoza is hoping will be an all-conquering side.
Josephs had a meeting with Khoza in Johannesburg yesterday morning where he expressed his excitement about becoming a Buccaneer.
The humble Bafana Bafana reserve goalkeeper has signed a three-year contract with Bucs, a move he described as a dream come true.
Josephs, 27, who joined Pirates from neighbours Bidvest Wits on Thursday, said he had always wanted to play for a big South African club.
"I'm delighted and honoured to have joined a big club of Pirates' calibre, a club with so much culture and history of South African soccer," he said.
"It came as a big surprise that Pirates asked me to join them. I want to be part of a successful Pirates team."
To The Ghost (Pirates supporters), Josephs said: "It is still early to make promises, we have a new coach [Rudi Krol] with several new players.
"The aim is to do well in the new season and make our supporters happy. That's what we will all be striving for. Up the Bucs."
Khoza said they were delighted to have signed Josephs, whom he described as one of the most reliable goalkeepers around.
Josephs will make his debut for Pirates during the Phakisa Cup in Sasolburg on July 5, initiated by the Free State government.
The other clubs taking parting in this one-day tournament are Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic.