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Pirates Conclude Double Swoop

Orlando Pirates, the Siya crew can reveal, have concluded the signing of two players and the announcement from the club is imminent.

Indications are that the Buccaneers have signed the Baroka duo of midfielder Goodman Mosele and striker Evidence Makgopa, who are both expected to be part of coach David Notoane’s Olympic squad in Tokyo later this month.

But this comes on the back of a bizarre decision by Bakgaga to reject offers from Europe for both players prior to Pirates successfully negotiating their transfers.

The Siya crew has previously reported that there was a race between the Buccaneers and Mamelodi Sundowns for Makgopa, with one cash offer being tabled by a club abroad.

Mosele was also being courted by overseas teams, with Soccer Laduma in the past reporting that there was interest from Greece and Israel in the one-time Young Player of the Year, but he is now set to move to Gauteng instead.

The same award was won by Makgopa just recently, and insiders at the club informed the Siya crew that the player’s preference was to go to Europe after the Olympics.

It’s understood, though, that the 21-year-old will remain at Baroka on loan and only join Pirates around this time next year.

The Buccaneers are yet to confirm any departures or exits so far, with the club only making the shock announcement that Mandla Ncikazi was joining the technical team following his parting of ways with Golden Arrows last month.

Soccer Laduma also reported that Monnapule Saleng, the top goal scorer in the GladAfrica Championship last season, was also making his move to the Buccaneers – as is Bandile Shandu, the now ex-Maritzburg United defender.   

Story by @superjourno

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