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How Pirates’ Brazilian Trialist Was Spotted...

How Caio Marcelo landed up on trial at Orlando Pirates.

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 25, 2018 07:00 PM

Caio Marcelo is a name that the Orlando Pirates supporters could be discussing a lot more in the future. 

 

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The 20-year-old Brazilian is currently on trial with the Soweto giants and is believed to have impressed Coach Milutin Sredojevic during the team’s pre-season club friendlies. The central defender is an unknown factor in Mzansi but could be seen as a substitution for Thulani Hlatshwayo.
 
With Bucs unlikely to sign Hlatshwayo from Bidvest Wits, Marcelo is expected to come in and bolster Bucs’ central defence.  
 
Indications are that Pirates’ assistant coach, Rhulani Mokwena, had an opportunity to see the player in Brazil and under his recommendation and the club is assessing what he can offer to the team. 
 
Bucs’ Project X Team travelled Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earlier this year and played against some of South America’s top development teams, including Fluminense, Botafogo, Flamengo and Vasco Da Gama.  
 
It is believed that Marcelo was spotted at the tournament while playing for Vasco against the Pirates youngsters. 

 

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It now remains to be seen if the young defender does put pen to paper, though a deal is expected imminently. 

 


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loxy Joined: 03 May 2015
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loxy Jul 27, 2018 07:59 AM
We told everyone that we mean business since the arrival of Rhulani and Micho OPFC is no longer laughing stock...........i cant WAIT for the new season to kick off more stadiums will be burnt LOOOL i mean everyone knows who does that looool # AMAKHANIYA AJABULILE!!!
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THE NK Jul 26, 2018 12:26 PM
Ok
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Flash Mabuza Jul 26, 2018 11:32 AM
wait and see
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kaffee Jul 26, 2018 09:36 AM
Good work coach Rhulani and coach Micho, amabhakabhaka a jabulile!!!!
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thato357 Jul 26, 2018 09:22 AM
Bucs should sign him.
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Jul 26, 2018 07:42 AM
@So-Mathabo-KBY LOL you crazy Bro.
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So-Mathabo-KBY Jul 26, 2018 07:38 AM
Skinny Rhulani and Biltong Micho will take these Rodents to new heights I tell you #Killer combination
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scoreman99 Jul 26, 2018 07:05 AM
After 2 season we will sell him to skhothani motsepe with 30million let him sign
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OMG_van_der_Oliphant Jul 26, 2018 06:23 AM
So why not...bring the young man on board... Hence international experience is need at the back
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FIFA behind chiefs Jul 26, 2018 12:17 AM
@Nhlpato when u comment use ur brain don't use ur ballz. stupid man
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Richardpirates Jul 25, 2018 09:54 PM
Ive seen some vids of him if bucs sign him he will do better then Tyson would do he is good on the ball i would love to see him at bucs
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thabisoharmans Jul 25, 2018 09:38 PM
@chaledi THEY MEAN PIRATES WERE LIKELY TO SIGN HLATSHWAYO,NOW THAT THEY HAVE SEEN MARCELO CAN FILL UP THAT SPACE THEY ARE NO LONGER NEED HLATSHWAYO.
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chaledi Jul 25, 2018 09:17 PM
How can he replace Hlatswayo?The last time I checked Tyson never played for Pirates. Cowditor stop smoking Nyaope
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Bridgertte Layun. Jul 25, 2018 09:17 PM
have some respect to other people's parents wena @Bigjack, asseblief
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Bigjack Jul 25, 2018 09:02 PM
@Nhlpato Bend down & look under your mother's lleggss you will see underachievers
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Bigjack Jul 25, 2018 08:57 PM
@Nhlpato Bend down & look under your mother's lleggss you will see underachievers
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FIFA behind chiefs Jul 25, 2018 08:30 PM
@Nhlpato don't forget that u have Zimbabwean player
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salathiso Jul 25, 2018 08:19 PM
Khuzwayo,- Dube, Maela, Chabalala, Shitolo - Motshwari, Mlambo - Nyatama, Mahachi, Lorch - Mulenga. Subs: Mpontshane, Mobara,Qalinge,Mtambo,Mako,Sho nga,Pule
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Nhlpato Jul 25, 2018 08:18 PM
mara cowditor you hav been telling us that for the hundred time dont you hav news mara #orlando pirates reclaiming their double treble
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Nhlpato Jul 25, 2018 08:16 PM
yes zambian players are far better than zimbabwe fc of the starless continental futbol underachivers team akere

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