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Pirates Join AmaZulu In Striker Race

Orlando Pirates are the latest team to have joined the race for an in-demand GladAfrica Championship striker, the Siya crew have been informed.

Last week, the Siya crew reported that AmaZulu were chasing the signature of Thabang Sibanyoni, the lanky striker who had been spearheading Sekhukhune United’s title charge in the GladAfrica Championship this season.

Sibanyoni, 25, gained prominence as a youth player at Mamelodi Sundowns, but found opportunities to break into the first team limited, and opted to explore his options elsewhere.

Now, with the player having showed glimpses of the promise he showed earlier in his career, the crew has been informed that Orlando Pirates have shown a keen interest in the striker.

According to Siya sources, the Buccaneers, who have had their fare share of striker problems this campaign have been tracking Sibanyoni’s progress very closely.

Pirates have Gabadinho Mhango, Tshegofatso Mabasa, Terrence Dzvukamanja, Zakhele Lepasa as well as on-loan striker Jean Marc Makusu as their striking options.

However, Mhango, Lepasa and Dzvukamanja have been struggling with injuries, while Makusu hasn’t been anywhere near coach Josef Zinnbauer’s side in recent times.  

A boost for both Pirates and AmaZulu is the fact that Sibanyoni’s contract with Sekhukhune expires on June 30, meaning that either side could land the striker on a free.

It now remains to be seen which of the two sides win the race for the striker’s in-demand signature.

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