Orlando Pirates are set to have a technical meeting regarding the future of their loan returnees before the close of the transfer window.
Midfielder Tshepo Liphoko is amongst those waiting with baited breathe to find out whether or not he will be included in the club's plans for their 2013/14 PSL campaign.
Liphoko recently spent several weeks on trial at Greek Superleague club OFI Crete, where the talented youngster trained with the club’s first team and was extensively assessed by the club’s technical team.
Liphoko has since returned to SA following his trial with OFI Crete and has been training with Pirates in attempts to catch the eye of coach Roger de Sa and his technical team.
The player’s agent, Mike Makaab, informed the Siya crew that the player is doing well in training and is confident that the player will remain in the PSL, even if Bucs decide against keeping the player on board fot the new season.
Makaab told Soccer-Laduma, “He’s been training with the team since he returned from his trial. They are having a technical meeting this week at Pirates for all of the players who came back from their loan spells, where they will make a decision.”
Liphoko spent last season on loan at Golden Arrows, where he made seven starts in the Absa Premiership and two in the Nedbank Cup.
“I personally feel that there would be a number of local teams interested in him. I know we haven’t got a lot of time, but I am confident about him playing some football this season,” added Makaab.
By: Julian Bailey
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