Orlando Pirates: Latest Signings, Current Players & Recent Transfers

Pirates. A lot comes to mind from the mention of the name alone. For some, it is thieves on the high seas, and for others, it is the confraternity founded by Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Well, we have neither in mind here.

The focus is the South African football club Orlando Pirates. They have nothing to do with cultism, nor do they have anything to do with the seas. Their turf is the football pitch, and they have long distinguished themselves as a club.

Founded in 1937, Orlando Pirates Football Club is easily one of South Africa’s oldest clubs, and it has continued to evolve since its founding. The club, which plays in the Nedbank Cup and Telkom Knockout leagues, currently has Irvin Khoza as chairman and Jose Riveiro as manager.

Compared to other clubs in the same league, it might be said that Orlando Pirates have had a pretty good year, and the club continues to show that it is not only deeply involved in the game but is prepared to touch up several aspects of the team to ensure the best performance.

This brings us to a lot, including the club’s latest Signings, current players, and recent transfers.

Latest Signings

Since its founding, Orlando Pirates have signed many players and transferred others, some of whom are no longer active – retired and living, or dead. the club’s most recent signings took place earlier this December.

In an official announcement ahead of the Premier Soccer League resumption, it informed the football community of the signing of Craig Martin from Cape Town City and Ndumiso Mabena, who happens to be a free agent.

The one is 29 and the other is 35, so it might be that coach is looking for experience.

Current Players

The team currently has a full house – a first 11 and reserves so to speak. The current players include Richard Ofori, Sipho Chaine, Siyabonga Mpontshane, Kopano Thuntsane, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Olisa Ndah, Tapelo Xoki (Nyongo), Sandile Mthethwa, Innocent Maela, Paseka Mako, Thabiso Monyane, Miguel Timm, Ben Motshwari, Goodman Mosele, Thabang Monare, Bandile Shandu, Fortune Makaringe, Kabelo Dlamini. Collins Makgaka, Ntsako Makhubela, and Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo.

Recent Transfers

Transfer – the moving of players from one team to another – is one of the pleasures of football. Clubs use it to strengthen the team and to get rid of players who are no longer useful to the club or who have become problematic.

The 2022/2023 season has been pretty busy Orlando Pirates, with several players in and others out.

This season has seen to the transfer of the likes of S. Ndlovu from the club to SuperSport United. G. Shitolo to Golden Arrows, A. Muwowo to Zesco United, and T, Sesane on loan to Cape Town All Stars.

There have also been transfers into the club. T, Nyongo came in from AmaZulu, N, Sibisi came in from Golden Arrows, and S. Chaine came in from Chippa United.

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