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Orlando Pirates rising star Boitumelo Radiopane claimed two accolades at the PSL Awards ceremony held on Sunday night. Photo: Orlando Pirates website

Orlando Pirates ready to UNLEASH starlet next season – Ncikazi!

Orlando Pirates coach Mandla Ncikazi has given his backing to a highly talented Bucs starlet ahead of next season!

Boitumelo Radiopane Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates rising star Boitumelo Radiopane claimed two accolades at the PSL Awards ceremony held on Sunday night. Photo: Orlando Pirates website

Orlando Pirates starlet Boitumelo Radiopane has been lavishly praised by Bucs head coach Mandla Ncikazi.

Radiopane wasn’t used much in the first team this season but Ncikazi believes next season will be a completely different story for the 19-year-old.

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Radiopane was in scintillating form for the Buccaneers reserves this season. He bagged the DDC Top Goal Scorer award with 24 goals!

The Orlando Pirates starlet was also named DDC Player of The Season.

The likes of Kwame Peprah and Zakhele Lepasa were preferred ahead of Radiopane despite his fine form.

The Buccaneers endured a torrid campaign last season. They finishing outside of the top five while failing to lift any silverware.

Ncikazi has since promised a fresh chance to Radiopane come next season.

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Orlando Pirates to UNLEASH starlet next season – Ncikazi

“Great potential, Radiopane has great quality in him.” the Orlando Pirates coach told SuperSport TV.

“He has the ability to score. Also ability to use both feet and ability to use the head. I love those qualities in him but it’s only potential.

“Let’s give him an opportunity in the big league. Then we can start writing the right exam.

“But I am very optimistic that we have a good player in him. We have to give him an opportunity soon.”

“Next season I am sure he will get a chance for Orlando Pirates. He is going to be one of those great strikers based on the quality I have seen in him.”

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Orlando Pirates coach Mandla Ncikazi ready to UNLEASH Boitumelo Radiopane next season! Photo: @orlandopirates/Twitter

In other transfer news the Buccaneers confirmed two new signings.

Golden Arrows defender Nkosinathi Sibiya and AmaZulu defender Tapelo Xoki have joined the club.

This comes just days after the club announced the axing of Thulani Hlatshwayo.

Orlando Pirates are not done in the Transfer Market. The club are closing in three more signings.

Included in the reported list of arrivals are Miguel Timm, Azola Matrose and Eva Nga.