Pirates Confirm Deal For Thanda Defender
Orlando Pirates Confirm New Player For Next Season
Orlando Pirates confirmed that the club is set to welcome Innocent Maela for the 2017/18 season.
Maela played for Thanda Royal Zulu in the National First Division last season. The 24-year-old defender was instrumental in helping Thanda to gain promotion to the PSL, during the successful 2016/17 campaign for the KwaZulu-Natal club.
While some reports in local media indicate that Maela has signed with Free State Stars, the Buccaneers confirmed that the left back will join them for the new season.
Maela has been named in the Bafana Bafana squad to take part in the COSAFA Cup in Rustenburg.
“Another Bucs player to get a call-up to the national team is left back Innocent Maela who captained Thanda Royal Zulu to winning the National First Division title.
“Maela is expected to don the black and white of Orlando Pirates at the start of the new season following the end of his loan deal,” Bucs stated on the club’s official website.