Ditched Pirates Player To Return To His Team?

A discarded Orlando Pirates defender Kwanda Mngonyama is said to have a huge possibility of seeing himself wearing a blue jersey of Maritzburg United in the upcoming 2022/23 season of DStv Premiership. Mngonyama was released by the Sea Robbers one year before his contract ended.

His stay at Pirates didn’t turn out the way he dreamt when he left Maritzburg in 2020 after penning a two-year deal with the Soweto-based club. The injuries are reportedly the main cause of his separation from Amabhakaniya.

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The Citizen’s source told them that there’s a good chance for Mngonyama to go back to the Team of Choice if the newly appointed coach John Maduka is interested in having him on his team. “There is a good chance that he might go back to the club (Maritzburg), the good thing is that his relationship with the management of the team is good and he has always conducted himself as a professional. I hear that he has already spoken to someone to try and get back to playing for Maritzburg after he was released by Pirates,” said the source.

“But, the whole thing will surely depend on the coach if he wants him or not. Otherwise, he might get signed and end up not playing at all. So, at the moment it is all about waiting and seeing if they will call him.

The outlet found another source that revealed how disappointed Mngonyama was when he learnt that he was leaving the Buccaneers. “I remember when he started negotiations with Pirates, he was overjoyed and happy that he will be playing for them (Pirates). It was a huge deal, now it is all disappointment because he didn’t expect to be released so soon.

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The Buccaneers yesterday let go of Linda Mntambo and Ntsikelelo Nyauza ahead of the upcoming 2022/23 season of DStv Premiership. Mntambo has been surrounded by the speculations of a move away from the club since 2020. He has been struggling somewhat to cement his place in the Buccaneers’ midfield that is packed with so much quality.

Meanwhile, Nyauza has spent the majority of his career at Ezimnyama Ngenkani and was surely not imagining himself departing after giving all he could in almost nine years with Sea Robbers. He has had ups and downs but he flourished and became one of the leaders at the club.

Other players that won’t be seen at the club next season are: Thulani Hlatswayo, Kwanda Mngonyama, Abel Mabaso, Justice Chabalala, Elson Sithole, Wayne Sandilands, and Thabang Monare.

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