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Orlando Pirates have just come out of what many would describe as a relatively successful season. Image: X @OrlandoPirates

Orlando Pirates star was shocked by Bucs move

Sipho Chaine has opened up on his incredible rise in South African football after an unbelievable debut season at Orlando Pirates

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Orlando Pirates have just come out of what many would describe as a relatively successful season. Image: X @OrlandoPirates

Not many expected Orlando Pirates to sign goalkeeper Sipho Chaine, including the goalkeeper himself!

Chaine joined the Buccaneers at the beginning of the season from Chippa United as a ‘back-up’ keeper.

Ultimately, Chaine was far from a back-up player. In fact, the shot-stopper proved to be one of the most important players for Jose Riveiro!

Chaine made 23 appearances for the Orlando Pirates this season, keeping seven clean sheets for the club.

He has since opened up on his surprise rise to stardom at the Soweto giants.

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Orlando Pirates keeper opens up on Bucs move

“For me, it was really unexpected and it came as a shock to me as well.” Chaine told iDiskiTimes.

“It was a shock to everyone. Coming to the greatest club, coming to Orlando Pirates.

“So much to have established, coming to this environment that always strives to win each and every game.

“I think for me it was a great achievement at how I pushed myself and how I always demanded from myself.”

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Craig Martin joined Orlando Pirates from Cape Town City in January 2023. Source: Goal.

In other news, Swallows FC chairman David Mogashoa has confirmed that he’ll be willing to re-sign struggling Kaizer Chiefs defender Njabulo Ngcobo.

Ngcobo has struggled to replicate the form that saw him win the Defender of The Season award with Swallows.

Despite being at Naturena for two seasons now, Ngcobo hasn’t adjusted to life as a Glamour Boy.

And now, Swallows FC chairman David Mogashoa has offered him a ‘get out of jail free’ card!

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“Very disappointed, I think he’s also disappointed that he did not get game time. I’m open to talks if they (Kaizer Chiefs) want to send him out, I’m willing to take him.” – Swallows FC chairman David Mogashoa told SoccerLaduma.

“He did very well at Swallows. I always say to people the pressure at Swallows is not the same pressure at Chiefs. You can be a very good player at Swallows and be a bad player at Chiefs.”

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Njabulo Ngcobo of Swallows FC during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Swallows and Golden Arrows at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on 03 April 2021 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

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