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Orlando Pirates midfielder Ntsako Makhubela. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo

Former Orlando Pirates man set to join DStv Premiership rivals!

A former Orlando Pirates midfielder has reportedly impressed during his trial at a rival DStv Premiership club!

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates midfielder Ntsako Makhubela. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo

A former Orlando Pirates midfielder looks set to complete a move to fellow top flight side AmaZulu FC!

29-year-old playmaker Ntsako Makhubela has been training with Usuthu during recent weeks after parting ways with troubled DStv Premiership side Swallows FC.

‘Neverdie’ made 13 appearances for the Dube Birds this season scoring once and assisting one more goal.

According to the latest reports, Makhubela is deep in negotiations with the KwaZulu-Natal side over a permanent move to the club.

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“AmaZulu are close to signing former Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates midfielder Ntsako Makhubela, who was being assessed by the club.” an IdiskiTimes report read.

“Based on coach Pablo Franco Martin’s assessment, the player appeared to have impressed him, and he said the negotiations of the contract are being handled by the people at the top.”

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In other news, Rhulani Mokwena was left frustrated with referee Thando Ndzandzeka after his side’s 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates in the DStv Premiership.

Things simply didn’t click for both teams at a packed Loftus Versfeld Stadium and Mokwena has since voiced his frustrations.

Take a look at what the impressive coach had to say regarding Thando Ndzandzeka’s performance below.

Rhulani Mokwena unimpressed with referee after Pirates draw

“I didn’t like the game today. It’s not a game of football,” Sundowns coach Mokwena told SuperSport TV as quoted by IdiskiTimes following the Orlando Pirates clash.

“First time that I don’t like my team. Not at all and of course a game of football you need three good teams and I don’t like my team today, I don’t think the referees were good today either.

“I never complain about referees but I don’t think they were good today. I think Orlando Pirates put up a fight.”

Mamelodi Sundowns will be facing La Masia on Tuesday evening in their Nedbank Cup Round of 32 clash.

The last time the Brazilians lifted the Nedbank Cup trophy was in 2022. Last season’s champions were Orlando Pirates.

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