Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Why Al Ahly have good chance of signing Orlando Pirates prodigy!

Orlando Pirates could be resigned to losing one of their finest prodigies yet, here is why Al Ahly have a good chance of being his next club!

Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Orlando Pirates star Relebohile Mofokeng not moving to Rangers? Image: IOL

Orlando Pirates players keep attracting interest from Europe, and yet another one of their stars is being tracked!

In fact, it is not the first time that Pirates’ Relebohile Mofokeng has been the subject of interest from abroad.

Earlier in the season, Pirates announced that Mofokeng had travelled to English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers for assessments. He then made his way back to South Africa. Word was that he left a good impression in the English Midlands. This was the first formal bit of overseas interest in the player. He was also thought to have impressed Spanish LaLiga sides. There is still no word yet, however, on whether the tricky winger will go back to England. This is for another assessment or to sign a deal. 

He has seen his game continue to grow in leaps and bounds, after solidifying his place in the Pirates line-up. That has since seen him in line for a return to the UK, this time with Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers thought to be interested in Mofokeng.

Mofokeng has big chances of leaving Pirates

Mofokeng has not just attracted advances from Rangers, however, with Glasgow Times reporting on further interest. It’s believed that African giants Al Ahly and Serbian giants Red Bulls Salzburg are tracking the Pirates teenager.

Al Ahly’s big advantage?

Although seen as outside favourites in the race, Al Ahly may have a trump card in the chase for Mofokeng. This could come in the form of their own current South African winger in Percy Tau. Tau has been at the Egyptian giants for three years now and is seen as a key and senior member of the team. He could be tasked with encouraging the teenager to join him at the club, while being a guiding figure, helping him settle in. 

Furthermore, Tau can convince the Pirates man that, if he wants to participate and compete for the CAF Champions League, he should join. Al Ahly are the most successful club on the continent and could be the perfect launch pad for Mofokeng’s European ambitions.