Orlando Pirates target Malawian international as Vincent Pule replacement!
Having reportedly already clinched their first signing ahead of the next season, Orlando Pirates are not resting on the laurels on securing others.
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Pirates are believed to have taken steps to avoid a potential keeper crisis next season by signing TS Galaxy’s impressive Melusi Buthelezi.
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Now having wrapped that up, it looks like Pirates have also been hard at work, trying to secure some signings on the opposite side of the pitch. Several attackers have already been linked to the Buccaneers, including the likes of Katlego Otladisa, Ashley Cupido, Ranga Chivaviro, Mokete Mogaila and Benson Omala.
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While there has not been much in the form of latest developments on those particular fronts in recent weeks, besides on the case of Mogaila, it is now believed that Pirates are still pushing ahead to sign a winger for their side, ahead of the next season. This time, it looks like they are looking at the Botswana topflight for yet another wideman.
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According to Soccer-Laduma, Francisco Madinga who currently plies his trade for Jwaneng Galaxy but they will apparently face competition.
Madinga a target for Pirates
“It’s a tricky situation as TS Galaxy wanted him (Madinga) even before he joined Jwaneng in January this year, Things were just a bit slow hence he went to Botswana. And now Orlando Pirates are also interested in him. Galaxy want him to replace Tshegofatso Nyama who will be joining Cape Town City while Pirates are looking at a Vincent Pule replacement,” wrote the publication.
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Those comments come at a rather interesting time as just last week, this publication revealed that Mamelodi Sundowns had reignited their long standing interest in Pule, who has struggled for game time for various reasons. Now with interest in Madinga, they could add him to a list that could also see the likes of Monnapule Saleng, Thembinkosi Lorch, and new young sensation Relebohile Ratomo.