Orlando Pirates have confirmed signing Thulani Hlatshwayo and Deon Hotto from Bidvest Wits.
The Siya crew broke the news on both players while they were still with the Students that they signed with the Buccaners and move to the club for the 2020/21 season.
The Soweto giants have since announced that the two players have officially joined the club on long-term deals.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Thulani Hlatshwayo and Deon Hotto from Bidvest Wits,” Pirates confirmed on the club’s official website.
“The Buccaneers have finally secured the signature of Hlatshwayo – a long-sought target of the club, while in Hotto, the club has bagged one of the most consistent performers in the Premier Soccer League over the past few seasons. Both players join the club on long-term deals,” confirmed the Buccaneers.
In welcoming the two players, Pirates chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza said, as quoted on the club’s website, “We are pleased to welcome Thulani [Hlatshwayo] and Deon [Hotto] to the Club. These are two players who have a proven pedigree both at club and international level and we are confident that they will complement the team that we have assembled. I must thank all those who were involved in the negotiations.”
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