Miguel Timm’s remarkable journey with Orlando Pirates

Miguel Timm unfolds the pages of his dream-laden journey with Orlando Pirates, tracing its roots back to the days of luminaries like Gift Leremi and Mbulelo ‘OJ’ Mabizela.

Timm, now a pivotal midfielder for the Buccaneers, reminisces about his early encounters as a 10-year-old ball-boy, where he shared the field with icons such as Lucky Lekgwathi, OJ, and Leremi.

Speaking with unwavering enthusiasm in an interview with The Sowetan, Timm reflects, “When you think of it, you want to be there one day. So, this is an opportunity I’ve been given, and I just want to make the most of it.” His return to Pirates in July last year marked a significant chapter, emphasizing his profound connection to the club that began during his developmental years at SuperSport United and BidVest Wits.

Despite spending the majority of his formative years elsewhere, the 31-year-old Timm, now donning the Pirates’ colours, underlines the profound impact the club has had on him. “This club means a lot to me. It’s a dream to be here, and I try to enjoy and savour every moment I get,” he expresses passionately. Timm’s stint with Marumo Gallants before rejoining Pirates only served to reinforce his allegiance.

Beyond personal fulfilment, Timm acknowledges the broader historical and societal significance of Orlando Pirates. The club’s role in uniting people during apartheid adds an extra layer of meaning for the midfielder. “It’s very important to me to always give my best because it’s a responsibility to make the fans happy, knowing how it feels like to support this team,” Timm states, highlighting the weight he attaches to the collective joy of the supporters.

As Pirates gear up for their next DStv Premiership challenge on December 17 against Golden Arrows at Mpumalanga Stadium, Timm’s story becomes emblematic of the dedication and love that players bring to the beautiful game. From his early days as a ball-boy, witnessing the prowess of his football idols, to becoming a driving force for Orlando Pirates, Miguel Timm’s narrative stands as a testament to the enduring spirit and heritage that define the club.