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Orlando Pirates: Why these SEVEN players are expected to be released

We’re fully in the transfer window and PSL giants Orlando Pirates are never shy to open the door. Here are SEVEN expected exits…

Orlando Pirates

The famous Orlando Pirates club logo with the CAF Champions League star. Image: Orlando Pirates

Not everyone succeeds at Orlando Pirates. With Bucs‘ massive squads every session, we often see a large chunk of players leaving during the winter transfer window.

Additionally, the club will add more signings in the coming weeks after clearing space for new faces.

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The reasons for departures vary from needing to make room, loan-outs for improvement, and getting found to be surplus to requirements. 

The reasons for limited game-time can range from work ethic, coaching needs, tactical suitability, form, attitude and relationship with the technical team, and personal discipline off the field.

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The list below features Orlando Pirates players who are most likely to depart based on some of the reasons we’ve listed above and below. 

We also need to say that one or two players on the list may manage to remain at the club.

The list is purely predicted based on available statistics. Players may also be asked if they would prefer to seek game-time elsewhere or remain at Orlando Pirates to fight another season.

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Check out the list below…

  1. Wayne Sandilands, 38, Goalkeeper. Did not make a single appearance all season
  2. Kwanda Mngonyama, 28, Defender/ midfielder: Only managed nine appearances all season
  3. Siphesihle Ndlovu, 25, Central Midfield: Only played seven league games 
  4. Thabiso Monyane, 21,  Defender/ winger: Did not play
  5. Tebogo Tlolane, 27, Left Winger: Made just three appearances
  6. Nkanyiso Zungu, 26, Central Midfielder: Fitness and ill-discipline
  7. Collins Makgaka, 25, Attacking Midfield – Made 13 appearances.

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Meanwhile, the Soweto giants are expected to announce at least two more signings: Eva Nga from Chippa United and Miguel Timm from Marumo Gallants.

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