Bucs Prepare To Face Motupa
Gift Motupa To face Orlando Pirates this Saturday
Orlando Pirates will look to commence the 2018 leg of their league campaign when they welcome Baroka FC to the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
However, what is a fascinating element is that the Soweto giants have hinted at possibly facing one of their own in attacking midfielder, Gift Motupa, who is currently on loan at Bakgaga from the Pirates.
Motupa has been the subject of much speculation regarding his possible return to the Buccaneers, with various reports suggesting that the Soweto giants had made a mistake in sending the 23-year old out on loan.
In a statement made by Pirates on their website, the club indicated that there was a possibility that Motupa could line-up against them on Saturday. The talented attacker formed part of the starting eleven for the Limpopo-based club in their last encounter which ended in a 1-1 draw played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Though Pirates have not indicated whether they will recall the talented attacker and some media reports suggesting that the Soweto giants are earmarked to recall the midfielder in the January transfer window, Siya sources have confirmed that the player will see out the remainder of his season-long spell at Baroka.
Motupa will only be eligible to return to his mother club at the end of the 2017/18 season. Meanwhile, during his time at Pirates Motupa has netted five goals in eleven starts for Bakgaga.
The match is scheduled to start at 20h15 on Saturday evening.