A former Orlando Pirates youngster who has been plying trade on the continent is linked with a move to the DStv Premiership as his return home appears to be imminent.
After leaving Pirates in 2019, having captained the club’s reserve team and touted for greatness in Mzansi’s top-flight, Ricardo Lourenco struggled to find a club in the Premiership and had to leave the country to further his career.
Last year, the midfielder signed a deal in Botswana with Jwaneng Galaxy with the aim of reviving his career.
However, the suspension of the league in Botswana lasted over six months due to Covid-19 and the disruptions hasn’t helped the 25-year-old in his cause. As confirmed by Siya sources, a move back home for a deal in the top flight is being discussed by his handlers.
“The suspension of the league in Botswana has affected Ricardo and it’s not helping him in his aim to revive his career. He is currently back in South Africa as we speak. His representatives are assessing options in the PSL for him and Chippa United is one of the clubs that have showed interest. So, the boy could be joining a club in the PSL for next season,” said the source.
Meanwhile, Chippa currently have former Pirates midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni reviving his career in Dan Malesela’s team, following his return from Eswatini where he had a stint with Mbabane Highlanders.
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