Orlando Pirates midfielder Tshepo Liphoko could be following in the footsteps of his teammate, Nhlakanipho ‘Nanana’ Ntuli.
According to Liphoko’s agent, Mike Makaab, the talented former Amajimbos captain will be leaving South Africa in the next few weeks, with a view of securing a move abroad.
The youngster has already spent time with Ntuli’s future club, FC Twente, and Makaab has explained that they are hoping to organise a co-development project between Pirates and a European team that cannot be named just yet.
Ntuli has just been registered for Pirates’ first team and will spend the rest of the season with them before travelling to Holland for the off-season. Ntuli will then return to Pirates at the start of next season and remain there until he turns 18, next February.
Makaab told the Siya crew, “We’re going to be taking him into Europe some time in the next month, and if everything goes to plan then we’re hoping to do a similar co-development with him to what we’re doing with Ntuli.”
Like Ntuli, Liphoko has represented South Africa at youth level and is thought to be a bright talent for the future of Bafana Bafana.