BREAKING! Released Orlando Pirates star signs for PSL club

BREAKING! Released Orlando Pirates star signs for PSL club

DStv Premiership side Sekhukhune United have been busy. The club has signed former Orlando Pirates star Thabang Monare.


The 34-year-old midfielder was released by the Sea Robbers at the start of June. According to iDiski Times, the former Orlando Pirates star has signed a two-year deal with Babina Noko.

“Bafana Bafana midfielder Thabang Monare has secured a move to Sekhukhune United after his exit at Orlando Pirates,” the report said.

“Monare was spotted on Monday as the squad resumed for pre-season preparations and iDiski Times sources has confirmed he’s put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

“Babina Noko will have an option to extend the deal by a further season when his original two-year deal comes to an end with the experienced midfielder,” the report added.


If anyone watched the Buccaneers in the past two seasons, you have noted the instability at right-back. Before the arrival of Thabiso Lebitso from Chippa United in January, the likes of Thabiso Monyane and Bandile Shandu failed to fully grab the opportunity to be Orlando Pirates’ number one right-back.

With Monyane still yet to master his timing, decision-making and balance, new reports say Stellenbosch FC’s Deano Van Rooyen is a big target, with Orlando Pirates willing to strike a swap deal.

“KickOff can reveal that Stellenbosch FC are targeting an Orlando Pirates defender as part of a swap deal that could see their captain Deano Van Rooyen joining the Buccaneers next season. Pirates are edging closer to signing Van Rooyen in a bid to reinforce their defence for next season,” the outlet reported.

“Now, Pirates are believed to have offered Thabiso Monyane to Stellies as part of a swap deal that could see Van Rooyen moving in the opposition direction next season.

“Pirates are desperate to sort out their right back position. The club has approached Stellenbosch for the services of Deano [Van Rooyen]. Stellies have also been interested in Monyane since last season and there could be a swap deal on the cards,” the report concluded.

Additionally, the Soweto giants are said to be keen on Polokwane City’s right-back’s 25-year-old Thabang Tholo Matuludi. “Polokwane City defender Thabang Matuludi is on the wanted list of Stellenbosch and Orlando Pirates,” Unplayable reported.


Orlando Pirates reportedly signed Thalente Mbatha on a permanent deal. According to SABC Sport, Mbatha’s former SuperSport United teammate, Selaelo Rasebotja has also put pen to papter to join Orlando Pirates.

Mbatha, who plays as a six, is Monare’s replacement, while Rasebotja, an eight, will take Makaringe’s place.