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Dzvukamanja & Orlando Pirates players facing uncertain future ahead of PSL transfer deadline day

5:13 PM MYT 14/09/2022
Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, October 2021
The Bucs management has decisions to make regarding the futures of some of the players ahead of September 22

Orlando Pirates have one of the biggest squads in the Premier Soccer League and there are players who have found game time hard to come by.

With the Buccaneers not campaigning in a Caf inter-club tournament this term, the club is most likely to offload more players following Siphesihle Ndlovu's recent transfer to SuperSport United.

GOAL takes a look at players who could leave Pirates either on loan or permanently before the current PSL transfer window closes on September 22.

  • Collins Makgaka, Orlando Pirates, November 2021

    Collins Makgaka

    The 26-year-old attacker has failed to live up to expectations at Pirates since joining the club from Baroka FC two years ago, having played just 10 minutes (two substitute appearances) this term.

    According to iDiski Times, Stellenbosch FC are interested in Makgaka who has entered the final year of the three-year deal that he signed when he joined the Soweto giants in 2020. 

  • Sandile Mthethwa, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Sandile Mthethwa

    A few eyebrows were raised when the towering centre-back's name was omitted from a list when Pirates announced players' squad numbers for the 2022-23 season.

    Richards Bay and Chippa United have been credited with an interest in Mthethwa who has spent some time with both clubs on loan from the Buccaneers in the past

  • Monnapule Saleng, Swallows FC, December 2021

    Monnapule Saleng

    Despite having joined Pirates from Free State Stars in July 2021, the flying winger made the team's matchday squad for the first time over the weekend as Bucs defeated TS Galaxy.

    Saleng spent last season with Swallows FC on loan from the Buccaneers - helping Amaswaiswai avoid relegation to the NFD and the Dube Birds are said to be keen to re-sign him.

  • Terrence Dzvukamanja, Orlando Pirates, December 2021

    Terrence Dzvukamanja

    The Zimbabwe international is yet to feature for the Buccaneers this season as he continues to nurse an injury that he picked up during pre-season. 

    Dzvukamanja could reportedly be offloaded in order to free up space in the foreign quota with Houghton-based giants having been linked with Ivorian striker Sede Junior Dion of Marumo Gallants and FC Honka's Ghanaian starlet Edmund Arko-Mensah. 

  • Ntsako Makhubela, Orlando Pirates, September 2021

    Ntsako Makhubela

    The Pirates academy product had a point to prove when he rejoined the Soweto giants from Lamontville Golden Arrows last year, but he has struggled to cement his place in the team.

    Makhubela has been linked with a move back to Arrows and he is currently behind Thembinkosi Lorch, Vincent Pule, Deon Hotto and Kabelo Dlamini in the pecking order at the Houghton-based giants. 

  • Tebogo Tlolane, Orlando Pirates, August 2021

    Tebogo Tlolane

    Since the start of the 2021-22 season, the left-sided player has found game time hard to come by having made just four appearances in the PSL under different coaches. 

    Maritzburg United are known to be Tlolane's keen admirers having had two spells with the KwaZulu-Natal club on loan from Pirates and he has also been linked with Chippa United.