Orlando Pirates are expected to make a decision on the Brazilian players on trial at the club. The Buccaneers have been assessing the Brazilian duo of goalkeeper Pepe Nunes and defender Caio Marcelo.
Both players have been part of Bucs’ pre-season camp in Zambia and have played in some of the team’s friendly matches.
Despite signing nine new players in preparation of the 2018/19 season, Bucs are keen on further strengthening Milutin Sredojevic’s squad, as also recently confirmed to the Siya crew by the club’s administrative officer, Floyd Mbele.
At the end of April, Pirates sent their Project X Team on a tour to Rio De Janeiro in Brazil where they played against development teams of some of the top clubs in the South American country, including Fluminense, Botafogo, Flamengo and Vasco Da Gama.
Bucs’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena took time out of his busy schedule to travel to Brazil to be with the club’s The Project X team – a youth competition aimed at unearthing talented U19 and U21 players, with a view of producing future stars for the Pirates first team.
It is believed that the two Brazilian players training with Bucs might have been identified then.