A newly-signed Orlando Pirates player has been spotted at Chippa United, as the club returned for their preparations for the new season.
As announced by the Buccaneers on Monday, rising star Azola Matrose has been signed from the Chilli Boys and was confirmed alongside Bienvenu Eva Nga whom he played with at the Eastern Cape outfit, as well as Evidence Makgopa and Miguel Timm from Baroka FC and Marumo Gallants respectively.
As reported in the latest Soccer Laduma, edition 1279, the plan is for the 19-year-old to remain at Chippa for the 2022/23 season, with aims for the player to grow in his blossoming career and gain the necessary experience of playing at the highest level.
Matrose has 14 appearances of topflight football to his name thus far in his career, with only four of those being starts at the Gqeberha-based outfit.
Both Pirates and Chippa haven’t made their plans public for the talented player, though sources are confident that the Walmer-born player is likely to remain in his hometown in the new season on a season-long loan deal.
“Azola Matrose is still with Chippa United despite being confirmed as a new signing for Pirates. He is training as the team returned from the break on Monday,” said the source.
“Yes, he is a Pirates player, but the plan is for him to remain with Chippa on loan for his growth as you know that Pirates is a big club and with a lot of stars and game- time might be difficult for him to get and that could affect his progress,” the source added.
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