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PSL and Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza. Image: @OfficialPSL/Twitter

Orlando Pirates sign top analyst from rival PSL club

It’s an exciting time to be an Orlando Pirates fan! The latest addition is set to help improve their on-field performances massively!

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PSL and Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza. Image: @OfficialPSL/Twitter

Orlando Pirates are looking to go toe-to-toe with Mamelodi Sundowns in the league next season.

Last season, the Buccaneers managed to win both the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup trophies. However, they fell far short in the DStv Premiership behind Mamelodi Sundowns.

Pirates are expected to make a number of big decisions to bolster both their playing squad and coaching personnel.

And one such decision has reportedly been taken! Orlando Pirates have landed a top technical recruitment from rival club Stellenbosch!

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Performance analyst Devon O’Brien has reportedly joined Orlando Pirates FC after a stellar maiden season at Stellenbosch.

The Cape side won a historic first trophy in the form of the Carling Knockout Cup while also finishing in third place in the DStv Premiership.

While much of the credit must be given to head coach Steve Barker, performance analyst Devon O’Brien undeniably played a vital role in Stellenbosch’s impressive showings.

SABC Sport can confirm that Orlando Pirates have acquired the services of a Stellenbosch FC technical staff member,” the publication reported.

“The public broadcaster got wind of the fact that the performance analyst would be joining the Jose Riveiro-led Pirates in the coming weeks.”

In other news, Vincent Pule may be leaving the Buccaneers on a loan deal next month!

Pule made just three starts for Orlando Pirates last season. The talented winger has found the going tough since Jose Riveiro joined the club.

The arrival of Patrick Maswanganyi and the promotion of Relebohile Mofokeng also hasn’t helped the former Wits star at all.

And now, reports suggest a loan move could be on the cards for the speedy winger.

Pule was previously linked with a move to Sundowns while his former Wits coach Gavin Hunt is also reportedly pushing to sign him.

The Orlando Pirates ace made 57 appearances under Gavin Hunt during his time at Bidvest Wits. He managed to score eight goals while registering six more assists for the Clever Boys.

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Bucs to take big decision on Vincent Pule

“The Soweto giants will make the call on whether he will go on loan in the new season or he will choose to remain at the club and seek a way back to the field,” a Kick Off report read.

Pule was linked with a move to SuperSport United last season, and now following his recent struggles at the club, those links have resurfaced.

“Vincent Pule was handed a three-year contract extension last year. However, the Orlando Pirates winger has struggled to re-cement his place in the team due to injuries and stiff competition for places. His former Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt’s SuperSport United have made inquiries regarding his availability ahead of the winter transfer window.” senior Goal journalist Austin Ditlohobolo reported.