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Bucs To Edge Chiefs And Downs To Transfer Target?

Orlando Pirates Closing In On Defender

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By Soccer Laduma - Jun 29, 2018 03:16 PM

Orlando Pirates appear to be in pole position to edge their PSL rivals to the signature of a sought-after defender during this transfer window.

The Buccaneers, who have already bolstered their squad with some of the top talents in the PSL, with the likes of Kudakwashe Mahachi, Asavela Mbekile and Brilliant Khuzwayo, could be closing in on signing Mosa Lebusa, according to sources in the know. 

Read: Pirates Part Ways With Winger

Lebusa - the defender who is the captain of Ajax Cape Town - has been a transfer target for Pirates for three years in a row, since 2015.

Over recent years, the left-back has earned himself other suitors in Mzansi’s top flight, with the likes of Amakhosi and Downs linked with the player for his fine performances for the Urban Warriors.

Although Bucs have also added Paseka Mako, who is also a left-back, to the list of their new signings, the Soweto giants are believed to have not given up on finally landing their target from the Mother City club. 

Ajax faces the possibility of campaigning in the National First Division in the new season, as the club is still awaiting a court judgement on the league points they forfeited from their tally of last season.  

The Cape side may be forced to try and cash in on the in-demand 25-year-old left-back, as well as on the other stars from the team in their preparation for life in the second tier, should the court decision go against them.   

Contacted for comment, Bucs’ Administrative Officer, Floyd Mbele told the Siya crew that he was not aware of any potential move for Lebusa to the Soweto giants.

Read – CONFIRMED: Doc And Baroka Part Ways  

However, the club official did indeed confirm that Bucs are not yet done with signing new players.  

“I’m not aware (about Lebusa), (but) we are not done yet and we are still looking at one or two more signings,” said Mbele.

With the Buccaneers having already confirmed having a squad of around 45 players, the management is awaiting a decision of the technical team regarding the players to be released in order for coach Milutin Sredojevic to be left with a manageable squad.

“The technical team must continue with the pre-season and once they can see what is it that they can work with, they will advise,” confirmed Mbele.     


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Sanchez Alexis Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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Sanchez Alexis Jun 30, 2018 04:04 PM
Zebras Nkosi yam
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hungry dog Joined: 02 Jun 2018
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hungry dog Jun 30, 2018 05:03 AM
I don't see the need for the mighty bucs. 2 sign this guy, he is not going to bring any difference from the left backs that we already have
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Skeem Sa HDK Jun 29, 2018 08:48 PM
If he's cheap and confused , rats will sign him . Rats feed on confused and vulnerable players like the cheap Chippa players and those whose team has been relegated.
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Sthe4intermilan Jun 29, 2018 08:44 PM
Welcome Mosa Lebusa in the Absa Premiership champions
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Skeem Sa HDK Jun 29, 2018 08:37 PM
@Schakos : May be I don't watch this guy thoroughly, you say he's versatile can you give example ?
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Schakos Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Schakos Jun 29, 2018 06:06 PM
Lebusa is a versatile player and i believe Pirates have a good reason to sign him
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Schakos Jun 29, 2018 06:05 PM
@wash & wear Straight and two bhiyanyana nje!!
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patrivic Joined: 18 Jun 2014
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patrivic Jun 29, 2018 05:00 PM
One or two more players, obviously it's he mosa lebusa and thulani Tyson hlatswayo, well done Orlando pirates FC.
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khosisi8@gmail.com Jun 29, 2018 05:00 PM
Editor pls excluded Chiefs from did article, we don't nid either Lebusa nor Ndoro, we r tired of unesesary signings like Vries PLEASE
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majenz Jun 29, 2018 04:49 PM
We are more than covered in that department, let zebbies sign him
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SakiePetrus Jun 29, 2018 04:45 PM
Is pirates signing this players for their other abc motsepe league team? It seems they wanna sign every player
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hosherr Jun 29, 2018 04:43 PM
More confusion at $ignrats what a confused team.....wonder who is signing all these players?
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hosherr Jun 29, 2018 04:42 PM
@nazzi the second u belong here ko LN with other naked runners...
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Bucsfever16 Jun 29, 2018 04:34 PM
@modise_the_great : of course we need him
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jun 29, 2018 04:09 PM
i mean we already have Maela who has already been called to the national teams he arguable one of the best and he has reliable back up
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Jun 29, 2018 04:05 PM
Pirates can never sign Lebusa, we already have more than enough left backs. Let him go to zebbies.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jun 29, 2018 04:00 PM
@modise_the_great yes we need him. Don't forget that we are going to play CCL. (moya mahlong a Tau o ya a swere serumula).
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modise_the_great Jun 29, 2018 03:43 PM
Do they really need him or they just buy for sake of buying?
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Superbrand Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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Superbrand Jun 29, 2018 03:35 PM
Lies, we are done with the left back position. t wont make sense to sign him at all unless if we are planning to release Matlaba and loan Mako.
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Jun 29, 2018 03:34 PM
You know when you have money you sign even players that you don't really need just so that your enemies don't get anything

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