Word reaching the Siya crew is that Nhlakanipho Ntuli has signed a season-long deal with Orlando Pirates and could wear the number 10 jersey.
It was reported months ago that the talented 17-year-old was due to sign a short-term contract with the Buccaneers before joining Dutch side FC Twente, when he turns 18.
However, it has since been revealed that the youngster has signed on with Bucs until the end of the season rather than leaving after his 18th birthday in February.
If ‘Nanana’ had joined Twente in February, the registration window for the Dutch Eredivisie would have been closed, leaving the attacker’s only option to sit in their youth side or reserves.
To counter that problem, both clubs, who have been instrumental in his co-development, have agreed that he can stay with Roger de Sa’s side until the end of the 2013/14 PSL campaign.
In addition, a source close to the player has revealed that Pirates could unretire the number 10 jersey, previously worn by Jomo Sono, once they register Ntuli for this season’s Absa Premiership.
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