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Pirates Players Due For A Contract Extension

Every year, each team has to go through the process of renewing players’ contracts, and today the Fan Park crew takes a look at some Orlando Pirates players who are in need of a new deal. 

Here are the players whose contracts are set to end in June 2015… 

Brighton Mhlongo

Having penned in an extension with the club at the end of last season, Mhlongo’s contract is believed to expire at the end of this current season. Talks over a new deal had commenced during the January transfer window, but it remains to be seen what will come of it.

Happy Jele

It was announced at the start of 2015 that the player had entered into talks with Bucs management over a new deal. The full-back, who penned a three-year deal back in 2012, is in the final six months of his contract at Pirates, meaning he is able to start talks with other clubs. Nonetheless, he looks destined to pen a new deal with the Mayfair outfit. All that is missing is a signature and an official announcement... 

Patrick Phungwayo

The left-back was said to be a target for Mamelodi Sundowns during the January transfer window, and this is largely due the fact that his contract is set to come to an end in June 2015. With talks between him and management having commenced, it remains to be seen whether or not Phungwayo will opt to stay at the club. 

Lucky Lekgwathi

The veteran defender penned a year extension with the Buccaneers before the start of the current campaign, taking his stay at Parktown to 12 seasons. With age not on his side and a lack of game time this season, it does, however, raise questions as to whether he will get another extension.

Oupa Manyisa

The Pirates midfielder was undoubtedly the talk of the town during the January transfer window, with reports suggesting he could join Mamelodi Sundowns. It has been claimed by his agent that Manyisa is in the final six months of his contract at Pirates, however the club have hinted otherwise. However, it remains to be seen whether or not he will put pen to paper with the Buccaneers before the end of the current campaign. 

Mpho Makola

When Makola arrived at Parktown in 2012 from Free State Stars, the midfielder penned a three-year deal with the club, and he now finds himself on the brink of his contract reaching its expiration date. Nonetheless, reports suggest that he is close to signing a new and improved deal with Pirates.

Thandani Ntshumayelo

The pacey midfielder’s contract is also coming to an end in 2015, but it is said that there is a two-year option on his current contract. It is highly likely that the club and player will continue their relationship, and a deal could be exercised before April. 

Ghosts, who do you think should pen an extension right away?

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