Irvin Khoza could be set to announce Cavin Johnson as Pirates coach

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 27: Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza during a media briefing on the death of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa’s death on October 27, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Meyiwa was shot and killed at Kelly Khumalo’s house on Sunday evening. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Cornel van Heerden)

Orlando Pirates chasing 18-year-old PSL star’s signature!

Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza will have to have to call his old friend for a favour if the Bucs want to land a teenage star!

Irvin Khoza could be set to announce Cavin Johnson as Pirates coach

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 27: Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza during a media briefing on the death of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa’s death on October 27, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Meyiwa was shot and killed at Kelly Khumalo’s house on Sunday evening. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Cornel van Heerden)

Orlando Pirates are set to bolster their squad at the end of the season and are reportedly interested in signing a highly talented teenager from the Eastern Cape!

The Buccaneers have reportedly set their sights on Chippa United’s impressive 18-year-old winger Azola Matrose.

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Matrose has made 12 appearances for the Chilli Boys this season while scoring and assisting once each.

Given the close relationship between Orlando Pirates and Chippa United, a potential deal at the end of the season looks well on the cards!

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Orlando Pirates chasing 18-year-old star’s signature!

“Orlando Pirates have set their sights on one of the most exciting midfielders to emerge in the PSL as a transfer target.” – a SoccerLaduma report read.

“Azola Matrose is already attracting interest from one of the biggest clubs in the country.

“The teenager, who joined the Chilli Boys in July last season, has been one of the standout players for coach Kurt Lentjies’ squad this campaign.

“Sources close to Chippa management have indicated to the Siya crew that the left-footed attacker is being monitored by Orlando Pirates with a view of adding him to the Sea Robbers’ squad next season.”

Bucs set to lose star striker!

In other news, the Buccaneers are set to lose star striker Gabadinho Mhango at the end of the season.

The Malawian forward himself confirmed that the club have agreed to allow him to leave after a torrid season filled with off-field issues.

“We had a meeting recently and both parties agreed by mutual consent to part ways.” the Orlando Pirates striker said as quoted by Citizen.

“It is a huge relief to me because I was hardly enjoying game time. It has been a stressful season for me and I can’t wait to move on and, hopefully, this will be a new dawn for my career.

“My agent told me that there are a few clubs that he is talking to and we are having another meeting (on Friday) for an update.

“So, that’s where we are and I am just waiting to see what will come up at the end of the season. Of course, there were issues at Orlando Pirates, but they were blown out of proportion.

“I have been training hard. I have been outstanding during training, but surprisingly, the coaches have been ignoring me.

“And there is nothing I can do about it. It could be something personal, I really don’t know what was happening.”

Gabadinho Mhango Pirates
Orlando Pirates’ Malawian striker Gabadinho Mhango set to leave the club at the end of the season. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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