Unsettled players Pirates could offload

By Michael Madyira

After qualifying for next season’s CAF Champions League campaign, Pirates are likely to be more aggressive in the transfer market to build a stronger squad.

Already, there are players reported to be on their way out of the Buccaneers.

Scrolla.Africa takes a look at the players who are likely to be offloaded by coach Jose Riveiro.

Siyabonga Mpontshane

The 37-year-old goalkeeper’s Pirates contract expires on 30 June and there are reports the Soweto giants will not offer him a new deal.

Also, the imminent arrival of Melusi Buthelezi from TS Galaxy might see Mpontshane being sacrificed, after Sipho Chaine became the number one custodian.


Olisa Ndah

Since scoring an own goal in the Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs in February, Ndah did not feature in any competitive match.

This comes amid reports Serie A side Sassuolo are keen on the Nigeria international defender.

Fortune Makaringe

There are already rumours that Makaringe is no longer in Riveiro’s plans as his game time was limited to 19 matches across all competitions, starting just four of them.

Collins Makgakga

It was a frustrating campaign for the former Baroka FC midfielder, who only had 42 minutes of action under his belt in four appearances, all coming on from the bench.

In his three seasons at Pirates, Makgakga has never played more than nine league games in a single term.

Goodman Mosele

Mosele started the season as a regular but fell out of favour at the turn of the year and only played three games in 2023.

Pirates are stacked in central midfield where Miguel Timm, Thabang Monare, Makhehlene Makhaula, Ben Motshwari and Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo have been preferred.

Top player agent Mike Makaab told Gagasi FM last week that he will offer Jali to Pirates and that could be bad news for Mosele.

Ndumiso Mabena

The 36-year-old forward was a mid-season signing and is likely to be shown the exit door after managing just 15 minutes of game time in only one match.

Pirates have also been linked with Ranga Chivaviro and Mabena could be sacrificed to accommodate the Marumo Gallants striker.

Pictured above: Orlando Pirates midfielder Goodman Mosele (far left)

Image source: Orlando Pirates

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