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Official: Bucs Announce Midfielder's Departure

Orlando Pirates have confirmed the departure of one of their senior midfielders.

Read: Morrison Exits Bucs, Targets Overseas Over Chippa Move

The Buccaneers announce the departure of Issa Sarr after four seasons with the Soweto giants.

"Following four wonderful seasons, midfielder Issa Sarr has left Orlando Pirates Football Club," a statement on the club's website read.

"Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation of Sarr during his stay at the Club. This is a player who – at all times – displayed high levels of professionalism and discipline. The Club will remain forever grateful for his contribution and wish him nothing but the very best in his future endeavours."

Pirates also address the situation surrounding Matlaba and Morrison, who have both rejected moves to Chippa United.

"Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates Football Club would like to confirm that there was a discussion in place for the transfer of players – Thamsanqa Sangweni, Bernard Morrison and Thabo Matlaba to Chippa United," the club added.
 
"Subsequent to these discussions, the deal involving Thabo Matlaba was no longer on the table however, with regards to Morrison, the Club can confirm that some monies were paid by Mr Mpengesi to Morrison towards the player’s relocation to Port Elizabeth."

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