Orlando Pirates completed the signing of KZN base star.

 Orlando Pirates completed the signing of KZN base star.

Orlando Pirates reportedly sign Namibia’s top left back Hanamub

Orlando Pirates have reportedly signed AmaZulu and Namibia’s influential left-back Riaan Hanamub.

The Buccaneers have been linked with the 29-year-old for over a year now.

Hannamub had a good Africa Cup of Nations in January and his performances might have forced Pirates to sign him before the end of the season.

According to Phakaaathi, an agreement between AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates was reached and Hanamub will join the Sea Robbers next season.

“What I can tell you is that the deal to Pirates is as good as done,” the publication said.

“Pirates have been been monitoring him and they have reached an agreement with AmaZulu because he has an option left on his contract. You can see this season that coach José plays Hotto at left-back and they are looking for someone who is also good in defence.

Riaan Hanamub could join Orlando Pirates next season

“Expected Pirates to make the announcement at the end of the season but they have signed him. What is great is that he also plays with Hotto at his national team so they have a good understanding.”

Last year, the Namibian defender expressed his desire to play for a bigger club. The former Chippa United also mentioned that he was happy at his current club Usuthu.

“It’s every player’s dream to play for one of the biggest clubs in the country,” Hanamub told iDiski Times when asked about the links to Orlando Pirates.

“But if it doesn’t happen, AmaZulu is also a big brand and I’m really happy to be here and I’m always willing to give my best,” he said.

Riaan Hanamub has played 22 games so far for Usuthu, scoring once. He would get an opportunity to play against Orlando Pirates twice this month.

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