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Bucs Closing In On Top Signing?

Orlando Pirates Still Linked With Attacking Midfielder

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By Soccer Laduma - May 22, 2018 01:48 PM

Orlando Pirates are believed to be closing in on the player who could be a top signing for the club during the off-season. 

The indication from sources close to Bucs is that the club could be set to finalise a deal with Linda Mntambo from Chippa United. 

Read: Another Pirates/Chippa Deal? Midfielder Linked With Bucs

As recently reported by the Siya crew, Pirates are linked with the Chippa midfielder, as the Soweto giants and the Eastern Cape outfit are expected to be involved in another deal again during the off-season.  

Since joining the club from Jomo Cosmos midway through the 2017/18 season, Mntambo scored five goals in the league and cup matches for Chippa and this has capped off an incredible first PSL campaign for the 28-year-old, much to the delight of his suitors.

“Look, the player is still contracted to Chippa, so expect negotiations to take a bit longer on that one. You must remember that he has just started at Chippa (in January after signing from Cosmos). It’s the club to club matter at this stage. The player has improved so much since his PSL career started, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he gets to finalise the move (to Pirates). He’s also a very humble and good boy,” said the source.  

In his recent Soccer Laduma Radio’s Big Interview, the Soweto-born attacking midfielder confirmed his love for Pirates. The player also spoke about his ambition to play in the Soweto Derby one day in his career.

Read: Zambian Coach Set For Debut After Signing PSL Deal 

“It is true. I’ve always loved Pirates. I stay a stone’s throw away from Orlando Stadium. That’s the team I grew up supporting and I used to cry when Pirates lost. We have a rich history, my grandfather was one of the founders of Orlando Pirates. I’ve always loved the team, and to see myself, a boy from Soweto, the only thing I’d love is to play a Soweto Derby,” he said at the time.

Mntambo’s former boss and coach at Cosmos, Jomo Sono, who is the uncle of Bucs’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena, was recently quoted as saying the Chippa midfield maestro is the best midfielder in Mzansi.   


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 01, 2018 07:47 AM
Pirates only signs players from chippa
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Firstborn295 May 24, 2018 12:53 PM
Brilliant Khuzwayo must join pirates we honestly don't have goal stoper we've got two guys who can't compete.
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela May 24, 2018 07:11 AM
Once A Pirates Always A Pirates !!!
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Choly wa Kabotsho May 22, 2018 09:23 PM
Xola Mlambo en Linda Mntambo neh
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Qondeni May 22, 2018 06:58 PM
I love Chippa shem,I've never seen that club iba selfish when it comes to selling players to other clubs.
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Myaka weliPhefeni May 22, 2018 04:32 PM
Top signing?
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani May 22, 2018 04:03 PM
I also wish I was a bucs player for just to hurt chips and dunu fellows.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani May 22, 2018 03:59 PM
You will be on a right club at a right time.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani May 22, 2018 03:58 PM
As long as your blood are black & white your dreams comes true boy.
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DieHardFan May 22, 2018 03:55 PM
@DaBrisco Nation wena clown clearly you are one of those plastic fans that only watch big teams. This guy is a very good midfielder and he's got lots of goals in him
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DaBrisco Nation May 22, 2018 03:49 PM
I just dont see any differenc between Chiefs and Pirates managem ent . They always go for average players on the market . No wonder they will never compete with Sundowns .
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JAWS OF LIFE May 22, 2018 03:31 PM
@Faysal he is better than Eksteen and Maluleka c0mbined.
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@SCHUSTE May 22, 2018 03:30 PM
What a player welcome to the Ghost ship in advance boi where you will enjoy swimming with the sharks while hunting with the lions
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Moruled2 May 22, 2018 03:00 PM
U realise when a player dreams of playing da soweto derby instead of dreaming 2 win trophies and going overseas that our players many of them lack ambition thats y our national team is failing
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SowetoBOY May 22, 2018 02:43 PM
Welcome in advance Figo.
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) May 22, 2018 02:42 PM
Linda Mntambo a top signing? How so cowditor?
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 22, 2018 02:27 PM
every headline has a question mark, why bother reporting then, where are the sources you always mention cowditor?
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Faysal May 22, 2018 02:21 PM
Chasing cows
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305majola May 22, 2018 02:09 PM
This guy he just joined psl and is already 28.eish I hope that in any team that he joins he will get the much needed game time, becouse age is not on his side
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THE NK May 22, 2018 01:55 PM
Nice one Pirates.

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