Last week, Orlando Pirates confirmed the signing of four more players as the Buccaneers continue squad planning for next season.
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The new season is set to start on Saturday, 6 August with the MTN8, while the DStv Premiership is set to kick off off on Friday, 12 August. The GladAfrica Championship season will start the weekend thereafter on Saturday, August 20.
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To recap, these are the new players who have come IN:
- Bienvenu Eva Nga
- Evidence Makgopa
- Miguel Timm
- Azola Matrose
- Tapelo Xoki
- Nkosinathi Sibisi
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It should also be noted that Pirates are said to have brought two talented players into their youth system, snapping them up from under the nose of Chiefs.
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According to SABC Sport, two exciting young attackers Gomolemo “Giggs” Khuto and Lucky Bule were invited to Naturena last week, and could have been snapped up by Chiefs. However, a deal has instead been struck between Pirates and Orbit College in Rustenburg for the two players to head into the Buccaneers system.
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Meanwhile, these are the former Pirates players who have headed OUT:
- Kwanda Mngonyama
- Abel Mabaso
- Justice Chabalala
- Elson Sithole
- Wayne Sandilands
- Thabang Monare
- Linda Mntambo
- Gabadinho Mhango
- Thulani Hlatshwayo
- Ntsikelelo Nyauza
- Elson Sithole
*Azola Matrose, Tshegofatso Mabasa, Bongani Sam, Nkanyiso Zungu and Boitumelo Radiopane have also left Pirates on loan.
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Finally, these are the players we think Amakhosi could still realistically recruit:
- Victor Letsoalo
- Joseph Amoah
- Franck Mbella Etouga
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