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

Orlando Pirates take shock decision on star player?

No player is bigger than a club as huge as Orlando Pirates. According to rumours, the Buccaneers might be about to cut ties with a key star.

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

Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah might be released from his contract, a source in the Buccaneers camp has revealed to Phakaaathi.

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Orlando Pirates shaking things up at the back

25-year-old Nigerian defender Olisa Ndah is thought to be a key player, but has turned out just 17 times for the club this term for various reasons. Ndah joined the Buccaneers back in 2021 and has attracted interest from clubs abroad, notably in Italy and Sweden. He has reportedly tried to force his way out of the Soweto club as a result.

Pirates haven’t responded favourably to that course of action.

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Ndah on strike?

“Ndah’s situation is not good because now there is no really a good understanding between him and some of the members in management. They feel like he is taking the club very lightly and making request such as leaving the team without proper consultation and that is somehow seen as a lack of respect for the club brand,” said the insider.

“Apparently, it was known that Ndah had set his sights on going to the top European leagues at some point. It was thought that he would spend at least three seasons with the club. But that hasn’t been the case because to be honest, he has not been playing much and making the starting line-up is hard for him. But he brought that to himself because he was no longer the player that we saw when he first came into the club. He was not doing his best at training, and fortunately, coach Jose Riveiro doesn’t have favourites. Only players that give their best at training play at Pirates.”

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Is this the end of the road for Olisa Ndah and Orlando Pirates?

Ndah has been persistently linked with foreign clubs. Pirate might take a hard stance and ship him off instead of keeping an unhappy player. Would that be the right course of action, in your opinion?

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Olisa Ndah is a key component of the Pirates defence. Image: Citizen

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