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MX News Update 2024

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Two clubs in Europe are targeting Orlando Pirates’ Mofokeng

We shouldn’t be too surprised. Orlando PiratesRelebohile Mofokeng is not intended to be with us in the DStv premiership for long. New reports say he is the subject of interest Scotland And Austria.

RELEBOHILE MOFOKENG LEAVES ORLANDO PIRATES FOR RANGERS AND SALZBURG?

The 19-year-old winger out Sharpville, Gauteng has just four goals and six assists in 34 appearances for Orlando Pirates, but his ability to beat defenders is remarkable. According to the Rangers Review, it is the Scottish giants Rangers and that of Austria Red Bull Salzburg keep an eye on Mofokeng. English Prime Minister Competition side Wolverhampton Wanderers are also still in the picture after the Orlando Pirates star attended matches with the club in 2023.

“Reports from Scouts present claim that Rangers are among a number of European teams interested in Orlando Pirates winger Relebohile Mofokeng,” Rangers Review reported.

“They report that the Ibrox club are keeping an eye on the emerging 19-year-old talent. He has already attracted the attention of clubs in England. He had a trial spell at Premier League side Wolves before also getting the chance to impress at Reading.

“Al-Ahly and Red Bull Salzburg are among the other clubs interested,” the report added about the Bucs youngster.

KEGAN JOHANNES SIGNS

Orlando Pirates have reportedly signed Kegan Johannes by Super Sports United for next season.

According to seasoned and trusted journalist Robin Duke-Madlala of Sportswire, Orlando Pirates have signed a pre-contract agreement with 23-year-old right back Johannes of SuperSport. The Bishop-Lavis born star can also play as a centre-back or defensive midfielder.

Despite signing a new deal with Matsatsantsa a Pitori in early 2024, which expires in June 202, Johannes, a graduate of the Spurs from Cape Town Ikamva Academy, has moved to Soweto under secret conditions.

SuperSport United defender Kegan Johannes is on course to play for Orlando Pirates next season,” the report said.

“According to Sportswire sources, Pirates have been looking for a consistent right-back over the past two seasons, and Johannes fit the bill. Their current options at this position are limited due to injuries,” the report said

Career figures to date:

  • Cape Town Spurs – Seven games
  • SuperSport United – 64 games (with four goals and one assist).

Note: (data from the Motsepe Foundation Championship with Cape Town Spurs, where Johannes played an estimated 50 games, is not available).

Johannes, who also has three Bafana Bafana caps, has been dropped from the SuperSport squad since March 9 against AmaZulu.

Numbers per position:

  • Right back: 47 games, two goals and one assist.
  • Central defense: 19 games and two goals.

Orlando Pirates right back options:

  • Thabiso Lebitso28.
  • Thabiso Monyane24
  • Bandile Shandu29.

Central defensive options:

  • Tapelo Xoki29.
  • Thabiso Sesan23
  • Nkosinathi Sibisi28
  • Sandile Mthethwa27
  • Olisa Ndah26.

Who should Orlando Pirates keep or release? Let us know in the comments below.