Orlando Pirates are closing in on Mamelodi Sundowns star.

 Orlando Pirates are closing in on Mamelodi Sundowns star.

Orlando Pirates are closing in on Mamelodi Sundowns star.


Orlando Pirates close to transfer agreement for former Mamelodi Sundowns star!

Orlando Pirates have been making progress in their pursuit of a former Mamelodi Sundowns star ahead of next season.

Orlando Pirates are pressing ahead with their transfer plans for next season, with a new target identified.

Pirates was active during the January transfer window, signing Talent Mbatha and Thabiso Lebitso.

Already for the next season, Pirates have been linked with some names to further beef up their squad. Long-term targets such as Riaan Hanamub and Shaune Mogaila. Then there have been fresh targets like Stanley NwabaliShandre CampbellVelemseni NdwandweTshepang MoremiOswin Appollis and Andy Boyeli.

But that is just to name but a few. Speaking of names, Pirates look to have added a surprise name to their list. That is of Stellenbosch FC full back Thabo Moloisane,according to reports.


“The talks have been going on. That I can assure you. Pirates want to beef up their defence and they feel Thabo (Moloisane) is one of those defenders who could add value to the team. You know they are fighting to go back to playing in Africa next season and they will need a good, strong, well-balanced squad and adding Thabo is part of that,” said one source to the publication.

Another source added that Stellenbosch are determined to get what they feel they deserve from Pirates for Moloisane.

“As much as the talks are going on and they want to land the player (Moloisane), it won’t be easy. After all, Stellenbosch are also a good team and the only main difference would be the magnitude of playing for Pirates with its rich history compared to Stellenbosch. But, yes, talks are at an advanced stage and things are looking good for Pirates as we speak,” said the source.


Moloisane is a product of Mamelodi Sundowns development. After a few loan spells in the lower divisions, he took the brave step to break away completely. He has since increased his reputation at Stellenbosch, to the extent that Pirates have come calling.

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