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Can Bucs Afford To Lose Both Sangweni And Sarr?

Can Orlando Pirates afford to lose both Issa Sarr and Thamsanqa Sangweni in the transfer window

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 19, 2018 10:54 AM

With the 2017/18 season drawing to an end, Orlando Pirates will have to make a decision on which players will have a future at the club.

Sources have indicated that both defensive midfielders, Issa Sarr and Thamsanqa Sangweni, have been deemed surplus to requirements and have fallen down the pecking order of coach Milutin Sredojević. 

Read: The Evolution Of Nyatama

Both players could find themselves on the transfer list come the end of the season. The Bucs mentor has opted for a central midfield combination of in the form of Musa Nyatama and Mpho Makola, which has yielded positive results for the Soweto giants who currently find themselves in second place on the log and competing for league honours. 

While Nyatama has been a revelation at Pirates, the Serbian coach has benefited from the fact that he has not suffered any major injury scares this season and thus has been available to play consistently. In the case of Makola, Sredojević has opted for either playing Gladwin Shitolo in a defensive midfield position or by bringing on Xola Mlambo and overlooking both Sarr and Sangweni.  

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In the current campaign, Sarr has made only six league appearance and has only two starts, making this his worst season since joining the Buccaneers in 2016 from Platinum Stars. Sangweni, on the other hand, has made only three league starts since his arrival from Chippa United.

Soccer Laduma has reported that Polokwane City emerged a club interested in bringing Sarr over to their ranks, while a return to Platinum Stars may also be on the cards for the veteran Senegalese midfielder. Media reports have also indicated that AmaZulu are looking at bringing Sangweni back to KZN, where he first emerged as a talented youngster before signing for Mamelodi Sundowns, Ajax Cape Town and subsequently Chippa. 

It remains to be seen what changes will take place at Orlando Pirates when the July/ August transfer window opens.  


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Ndiphiwe77 Joined: 24 Jan 2016
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Ndiphiwe77 Apr 23, 2018 03:22 PM
Let them go please bring Linda Mntambo &Lucky Baloyi
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Joined: 22 Nov 2017
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Apr 20, 2018 09:08 AM
Sangweni must come back to Downs but must be prepared to wait for his chance to play
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cado ka cadolo Apr 20, 2018 04:08 AM
Let dem go n bring bek Jali
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cibanbe Apr 19, 2018 06:42 PM
@salathiso .... You are very good my man but only one player in your list I don't think is good for Pirates is Ronwen Williams I don't like him to play for Pirates no no no.....
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45calibre Apr 19, 2018 06:24 PM
they are both slow,pirates play fast football, so they don't fit anywhere in my team
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TBS Apr 19, 2018 04:19 PM
@Flash Mabuza ,,, I agree
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Maloh11 Apr 19, 2018 03:57 PM
@Kabmas alwayz my plea to my beloved khosi to get Sangweni
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Flash Mabuza Apr 19, 2018 03:17 PM
it's going to be a long season next season campaigning in africa and competing for the league ...Both players should stay one more season
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alizebucs1986 Apr 19, 2018 03:11 PM
I would b happy to see the back of Sarr nd Makola,Sangweni can be loaned out
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SowetoBOY Apr 19, 2018 02:49 PM
Yes they can with Ben Motshwari coming in we are sorted.
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kamva@bhayi Apr 19, 2018 02:36 PM
Bring back Jali plz..!
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salathiso Apr 19, 2018 02:12 PM
As long as they sign Andile Jali. Pirates fans need Jali, Hlatshwayo,Ronwen Williams, Billiat, Mahachi & Ranti please.
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Danboi79 Apr 19, 2018 01:53 PM
Both cows must go
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bucshooligan 1 Apr 19, 2018 01:53 PM
Let them both go.Too many replacement's for them.It won't hurt the team much
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Kabmas Apr 19, 2018 01:51 PM
Kaizer Chiefs need Thamsanqa Sangwen to relieve Katsande as the years are now not on his side
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chaledi Apr 19, 2018 01:27 PM
Sangweni can go to Naturena to join Katsande in their Kicking business
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Pirates_999 Apr 19, 2018 01:19 PM
Sarr joined Pirates in 2014 not 2016 editor. Now that AJ15 is coming home let Sarr go he was brought into the team because AJ15 left so he won't get a chance to play ask Ntshumayelo. As for Sangweni I think he deserve a chance to prove himseft
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P,l Moloi Apr 19, 2018 01:08 PM
Keep sangwene lone makola fore sake of hs contract we need another deffend if Shitolo he wasn there we will be in the big troble
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P,l Moloi Apr 19, 2018 01:01 PM
Rite we wl need sangwene if they let them go jali must gm home because we want to win Cups next sesson
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llumadi Apr 19, 2018 01:00 PM
keep them will need them next season for Caf

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