Orlando Pirates could be set for another striker hunt.
This has become evidently clear given the lack of game-time for Jean-Marc Mundele, whose loan spell with the Buccaneers is coming to an end before he’s even made any serious impact under coach Jozef Zinnbauer.
As reported in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, the forward, who arrived from the Democratic Republic of Congo outfit AS Vita in November last year, doesn’t appear to be Zinnbauer’s cup of tea.
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Mundele has not started a single DStv Premiership match since he was signed by Pirates and that puts in doubt whether the club will trigger the option to buy him outright.
Effectively, that means the Buccaneers are then likely to look to fill that position next season, though they will have Zakhele Lepasa back from injury.
Instead of looking to Mundele in the absence of Lepasa and the brief unavailability of Gabadinho Mhango, the coach opted for Deon Hotto or Linda Mntambo in the false nine position – that told Mundele all he needed to know.
Siya sources have informed the crew that an end-of-season report, probably put together by Zinnbauer and his technical team, will seal Mundele’s fate.
Should he leave, as expected, Pirates will have Lepasa, Mhango, Tshegofatso Mabasa and Terrence Dzvukamanja as options.
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