Orlando Pirates set to return to Europe Image: iDiski Times

Orlando Pirates set to return to Europe Image: iDiski Times

Full list: SEVEN players Orlando Pirates a willing to offload! 

Orlando Pirates have earmarked seven players they’re willing to let go off ahead of next season, in a squad overhaul!

Orlando Pirates set to return to Europe Image: iDiski Times

Orlando Pirates set to return to Europe Image: iDiski Times

Orlando Pirates are already planning for the next season, with both incomings and outgoings in focus.

Pirates made a number of signings during the off-season, as well as the January transfer window.

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They signed  Melusi Buthelezi from TS Galaxy, Siphelo Baloni from All Stars FC and Katlego Otladisa from Marumo Gallants. They were joined by Karim Kimvuidi, Lesedi Kapinga and Patrick Maswanganyi. Then, in January, Pirates added the duo of Thabiso Lebitso and Thalenthe Mbatha. In January, stalwart Thembinkosi Lorch and Bienvenu Eva Nga both left the club for Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United respectfully. 

Pirates set for player exodus

Those players are expected to be followed out of the exit door by a few more in the coming window. The likes of Zakhele Lepasa, Souaibou Marou, and Sandile Mthethwa are among those touted for a Pirates exit.

There are currently 10 players who will see their contracts coming to an end in June, however. Pirates will have to make some important decisions on some. Others have options in their respective deals, while others could have to renegotiate or walk away completely. The players on this list are as follows. Siyabonga Mpontshane, Mthethwa, Fortune Makaringe, Thabang Monare, Richard Ofori, Kermit Erasmus, Deon Hotto, Olisa Ndah, Makhehlene Makhaula, and Tshegofatso Mabasa. 

Now according to Soccer-Laduma, Pirates are willing to loan out seven players ahead of next season. 

Seven to be loaned out?

“You see players like Boitumelo Radiopane, Azola Matrose, Azola Tshobeni and Cebo Mchunu are supposed to go back on loan to different teams again. There will be other players who the (Pirates) technical team and management will also decide to loan out and bring in other players in those departments. It will be a good clear out as it looks right now” said a source to the publication. 

The publication went further to suggest that three more players would join them. Those being Katlego Otladisa, Lesedi Kapinga, and Thabiso Sesane. It remains to be seen if all seven will be allowed to leave Pirates this coming window.