Orlando Pirates Selaelo Rasebotja

SuperSport United players warm up before a DStv Premiership match. Image: @supersportunitedfc/X

DONE DEAL: Orlando Pirates sign Makaringe replacement

It’s happening again and again. Orlando Pirates have signed another midfielder from fellow DStv Premiership side SuperSport United.

Orlando Pirates Selaelo Rasebotja

SuperSport United players warm up before a DStv Premiership match. Image: @supersportunitedfc/X

Orlando Pirates are busy doing early business. The MTN8 and Nedbank Cup champions have signed Selaelo Rasebotja from SuperSport United.

ORLANDO PIRATES SIGN SALAELO RASEBOTJA

According to the seasoned SABC Sport reporter Mazola Molefe, the 23-year-old Rasebotja has joined Orlando Pirates as a free agent. His deal with Matsatsantsa is ending on the 30th.

“SABC Sport can reveal that Orlando Pirates have swooped in on midfielder Selaelo Rasebotja, who joins the Soweto giants on a free transfer,” Molefe reported.

“Rasebotja was promoted from the SuperSport United academy at the start of the 2020/21 season, under then coach Kaitano Tembo, and payed a bit-part role at the Tshwane side.

“However, with the 23-year-old due to become a free agent at the end of this month, Pirates have moved swiftly to rope him in to bolster coach Jose Riveiro’s squad,” the report added.

SECOND SIGNING FROM SUPERSPORT

Meanwhile, Rasebotja will be joining up with his former teammate. As reported last week, Orlando Pirates decided to sign Thalente Mbatha on a permanent deal. The Kwa Mashu-born midfielder had joined in January on a six months loan deal.

“Thalente Mbatha now belongs to Orlando Pirates on a permanent basis. Deal finalised with SuperSport United,” Unplayable reported.

NOTABLE ORLANDO PIRATES SIGNINGS FROM SUPERSPORT

  • Teko Modise
  • Katlego Mashego
  • Tico-Tico Bucuane
  • Daine Klate
  • Thandani Ntshumayelo
  • Edwin Gyimah
  • Kermit Erasmus
  • Patrick Masawanganyi
  • Thalente Mbatha

TRIP TO EUROPE

Just like last season, Orlando Pirates are heading out to Spain for preseason ahead of the 2024/25 DStv Premiership.

The Sea Robbers are going to face five-time UEFA Europa League champions Sevilla in Spain.

Back in July 2023, the Sea Robbers flew out to Spain to enjoy pre-season. Forward to 2024 and LaLiga giants Sevilla have confirmed they will play against Orlando Pirates on 15 July at the Estadio Jesus Navas.