Mabokgwane To Stay Put At Pirates?
Jackson Mabokgwane To Stay Put At Orlando Pirates?
Jackson Mabokgwane could be set to stay put at Orlando Pirates after the team already made two changes to their goalkeeping department.
Pirates announced the signing of former Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper, Wayne Sandilands last week, with indications that the Pirates technical team could view the player to be their number one goalkeeper for next season.
Having five goalkeepers on their books currently, Brighton Mhlongo was the first shot-stopper to make way thereafter, as the player put pen to paper on a professional contract with Chippa United yesterday, July 18.
Mhlongo joined Pirates in July 2011, however, only became their number one goalkeeper during the 2014/15 season.
However, after just a few days of negotiations, the 26-year-old’s time with the Soweto giants came to an end, although it is yet to be confirmed whether the Bafana Bafana international will be the last change made to the Bucs goalkeeping department.
Siya sources have indicated that Mabokgwane along with Sandilands’ future at the club could be the only certainty at this point, as Emmanuel Daniel and Siyabonga Mpontshane wait on the assessment from the technical team.
The Siya crew revealed in last week’s edition of Soccer Laduma that Pirates are keen on trying to bring Kaizer Chiefs’ Brilliant Khuzwayo on board at the club, however, following the signing of Sandilands, it remains to be seen whether the Soweto giants will continue their pursuit of the player.
Should Pirates look to sign yet another goalkeeper, indications are that either Daniel or Mpontshane could make way for the incoming player.