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Orlando Pirates fans are expectant on Soweto Derby Day. Image: BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates star could sign new contract ‘soon’

Orlando Pirates are reportedly close to agreeing a new deal with one of their longest-serving players. Will he get game time though?

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Orlando Pirates fans are expectant on Soweto Derby Day. Image: BackpagePix

Long-serving Orlando Pirates man Paseka Mako has had to be patient under Jose Riveiro’s new regime.

After being a regular in the Bucs side last season, the left-sided utility player has found first-team minutes harder to come by in 2022-23.

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Paseka Mako’s agent calm on Orlando Pirates future

The Sea Robbers are now advancing in negotiations with Mako and his camp over new terms. His agent, Basia Michaels, sounds confident that an agreement will be struck between her client and the club.

“He is very much a Pirates player, and like I have been upfront with you before, such matters are left to the club to make announcements in due time,” Michaels said.

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Orlando Pirates utility man Paseka Mako will be an asset for Jose Riveiro going forward. Image: @orlandopirates / Twitter

Mako adjusting to bit-part Bucs role

In the 2021-22 campaign, Mako made 33 appearances across all competitions for the Sea Robbers. This term, he’s playing second and even third fiddle to club captain Innocent Maela and evergreen and versatile Namibian Deon Hotto, respectively. There’s still scope for Mako to work his way back into Jose Riveiro’s plans, however, as the Spaniard has not been shy to adopt various tactical approaches, systems and formations.

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We could well see Mako, affectionately known as “Computer” get opportunities further up the pitch as an attacker. He’s also perfectly capable as a left wing-back. Would you be happy to see him extend his staty at the club, Bucs fans?

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