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Pirates Target: I Just Want To Play Football

Reported Orlando Pirates target, Wayne Sandilands, has told Mamelodi Sundowns that he wishes to leave the club in January in order to seek regular game time and by so doing bring his five-year stay in Chloorkop to an end. 

Read More: Sandilands Could Be Open To Pirates Switch

The Siya crew reported last month that the Buccaneers, who are in search of a new shot-stopper following the tragic passing of Senzo Meyiwa, had earmarked Sandilands on a list of possible replacements. 

However, it has now been confirmed to the crew that the 31-year-old has held discussions with the Chloorkop club with a view to seeking alternative playing opportunities in the coming transfer window.  

After sources revealed that Sandilands had told ‘Downs of his position, the crew tracked down his manager, Glyn Binkin, who confirmed the information to be true. 

Binkin said, “With reference to the speculation around the future of Wayne Sandilands at Mamelodi Sundowns, as a top class professional goalkeeper, Wayne obviously wants to get regular game time which he is not currently getting at Sundowns. Both Kennedy Mweene and Dennis Onyango are very good goalkeepers and obviously with the team doing so well there is no reason for the coach to make any changes to the goalkeeping department. 

“However, what Wayne is saying is that although he may not be getting an opportunity at Sundowns, there are a number of other clubs who have made enquiries about acquiring his services in January already which he would be very interested in pursuing. He has expressed his feelings to the management at Sundowns and we believe that if the right opportunity arises which serves the interests of all parties, a deal can be done. Wayne has been a loyal player to the club and has served them with distinction for five years already and perhaps now is the right time to look at other opportunities for regular game time.” 

Sandilands, who has been capped for the South African national team at every level since U17, won the 2011/12 PSL Goalkeeper of the Season award having been named as Sundowns’ Player of the Season the year before.

Read More: Sandilands Linked With Sundowns Exit

When asked about a potential move to Parktown, Binkin said, “In terms of speculation linking him to Pirates, if that opportunity arose he would relish that possibility and is well aware of the huge challenge that would entail and also about the possibility of filling the very large boots of Senzo Meyiwa, which he would be honoured to do if given the opportunity.”

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