Africa Soccer Orlando Pirates release six players, sign five

South Africa’s Orlando Pirates have signed five players while also releasing others from the Soweto team.

Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to confirm the signing of Evidence Makgopa, Bienvenu Eva Nga, Miguel Timm and Azola Matrose.The quartet will form part of preseason preparations which commence this week,” Pirates website reads.

The DStv Premiership side has since revealed the names of more players let go in a massive clearout.

The club can confirm that the following players will not be part of the new season:  Kwanda Mngonyama, Abel Mabaso, Justice Chabalala, Elson Sithole, Wayne Sandilands, Thabang Monare,” the club says.
“Sandilands’ contract comes to an end on June 30 and will not be renewed. However, the club is currently in discussions with Management regarding another role at the club.”

Pirates attributed the release of Monare to the fact “that contractual discussions… collapsed as the two parties could not agree on terms.”

The clubs has parted ways with other players such as Gabadinho Mhango and Thulani Hlatshwayo.

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