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Pirates Promote 16-Year-Old!

Orlando Pirates Promote Another Youngster

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 03, 2018 11:55 AM

Orlando Pirates have added another player to their first team squad, promoting a young and upcoming star. 

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Augustine Mahlonoko excelled on the club’s Project X trip to Brazil earlier in the year, with the 16-year-old subsequently impressing Coach Milutin Sredojevic during the team's pre-season camp which included a trip to Zambia.

 

"Augustine Mahlonoko has been promoted to the Orlando Pirates first team. The 16-year-old who impressed on the Club’s recent Project X trip to Brazil earlier in the year, has done enough to impress the first team coaches and support staff and take the jump into the professional setup," Pirates confirmed on the club's official website.

 

"Despite his young age, the young attack-minded midfielder has taken it all in his stride. Even when talking about his promotion, the youngster prefers to let his football do more of the talking," confirmed the Soweto giants.

 

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Lyle Foster and Siphumelele Mbulu are some of the other youngsters recently promoted from Bucs’ development to the first team, with Mahlonoko now added to the growing list.\

 

“I am thankful to all those who were involved in me getting promoted. This is a special moment for me and my family,” Mahlonoko told the club's website. 

 

“I have learnt a lot since being with the first team during pre-season but there’s a lot that I still need to learn and I welcome that because it can only make me a better player. Though I am happy to be promoted, I will not let this get to my head because in all honestly, this is only the beginning. Those above me have shown faith in me by getting me promoted, I now need to prove myself,” concluded the youngster.  

Pirates' youth development director Augusto Palacios has welcomed Mahlonoko's promotion.

 

“I welcome what has been happening in the first team lately. The forward thinking Technical Team understands the importance of development which is why you can see the trail of young players promoted in recent times. The promotion of Mahlonoko is even more significant because it gives all the youngsters in the academy hope that they too can make it," said Palacios to the club's website.

 

“Look, a player like Mahlonoko never even played in the MDC, he was selected straight after impressing at U17 level and later on during the Project X tour. All this shows that anything is possible if you stay focused and dedicated to your craft,” added Palacios. 

  


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khosisi8@gmail.com Aug 09, 2018 06:15 PM
Promote and loan to Chippa as usual
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shezin22 Aug 04, 2018 02:20 PM
I remember chiefs win back to back against black leopard to win d league.all bcs of loaned players who dnt want to shine n win against their mother team.Thank u Motsepe to humble d Giants.u came n buy d best n u winning now. The sooner they stop ds loan thing the better. Wat if Motsepe buy all players n loan them wich team will stop Sundowns?? Zijikile izinto enanikwenza kwabanye kwenziwa kini.now u feel d pain.
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shezin22 Aug 04, 2018 02:16 PM
Again im saying this.the reason y the soweto giant were dominating is bcs of all ds loaned players imagine if pirates is left with two games n is arrows n chippa.that is an obvious win.without fear we won trebble bcs our loaned players play their part in our trebble.how can i let my team loose when i know i belong to them? I dnt forget twala miss a seater against pirates n bucs won d league. I dnt forget mbesuma at arrows miss from 6 box area to let bucs win d league.
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shezin22 Aug 04, 2018 02:11 PM
I said it n i say again.release players who want to leave first.then release those who are not on teams plan.then u will be left with happy players.dnt loan players where you want.sell them n buy players who can do d job. Thank u morrison for what u did.
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THE NK Aug 04, 2018 08:29 AM
Nice one boy
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www.Ndlovu83.@gmail.com Aug 04, 2018 02:37 AM
It's good to give young players a chance
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Bucs magebhula Aug 03, 2018 11:07 PM
Kubo
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PROPHET OF DOOM Aug 03, 2018 10:02 PM
C0ngrats b0y
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pulemasukela212@gmail.com Aug 03, 2018 07:47 PM
That's great and we wanted to see more youngsters in our top League,look at Mbappe at 19,so why cant we produce players who can play at senior level while they are under20
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So-Mathabo-KBY Aug 03, 2018 05:07 PM
These boys should be given a fair chance in the 1st team to prove themselves....we need to start exporting more young talent to Europe
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Dangerous when provoked Aug 03, 2018 04:45 PM
@toothless khoza: Huh!!!! Really??
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setlaboswana Aug 03, 2018 04:44 PM
@SiiyaZa, stats support my submission, builders are like Downs' Development academy. the late, Gift Leremi, Manyisa and lately Jali joined a Big Club in Mighty Downs.
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Dangerous when provoked Aug 03, 2018 04:44 PM
Chiefs should field their MDC newly promoted guys including Zwane as a first assistant.
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toothless khoza Aug 03, 2018 04:01 PM
that's the away toothless khoza propose women I knw he want this boy's mom
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Tom Po KeCanon Aug 03, 2018 03:55 PM
Very good. This best news ever. If he doesn't play against HP then is a goner
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His Excellency_zmvuyo Aug 03, 2018 03:35 PM
@Bukwayinja lol he does have a striking resemblance to Qalinge.
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Vhivha Aug 03, 2018 03:11 PM
Well done Bhakaniya. Mbappe is 19years old, already he is in demand internationally. Let us encourage and support our youth. I like your style Bhakaniya.
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Bukwayinja Aug 03, 2018 02:11 PM
Why he looks like Qalinge on this pic coweditor??or it the same situation of Nyawuza and Legkwathi??....o
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Bukwayinja Aug 03, 2018 02:11 PM
Why he looks like Qalinge on this pic coweditor??or it the same situation of Nyawuza and Legkwathi??....o
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Why he looks like Qalinge on this pic coweditor??or it the same situation of Nyawuza and Legkwathi??....o

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