Pirates’ New Signing To Remain In His Team On Loan. Azola Matrose the 18-year-old wonderkid that was recently signed by Orlando Pirates from Chippa United is set to remain at Chilli Boys on loan. Soccer Laduma’s source confirmed that the decision was taken to keep the youngster active as it would be difficult to get the game time at Pirates.
“Azola Matrose is still with Chippa United despite being confirmed as a new signing for Pirates. He is training as the team returned from the break on Monday,” said the source to Soccer Laduma.
“Yes, he is a Pirates player, but the plan is for him to remain with Chippa on loan for his growth as you know that Pirates is a big club and with a lot of stars and game- time might be difficult for him to get and that could affect his progress,” the source added.
Mazola was announced by Ezimnyama Ngenkani on Monday alongside his former Chippa teammate Eva Nga, Evidence Makgopa, and Miguel Timm who will also be joining the club in July. The rising star scored one goal in 14 games that he played for the Eastern Cape outfit this past season.
Meanwhile, Makgopa has been a utility player for Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele and as much as it is a good move for him, it’s a terrific loss for the club. The striker played 71 games and scored 15 goals across all competitions for the Limpopo-based club.
Timm who joins Ezimnyama Ngenkani on a free transfer has been steady in the midfield of Marumo Gallants and will surely make the competition even stiffer. Initially, Timm was rumoured to have signed a pre-contract with Sekhukhune United in January as his deal with the Limpopo outfit would be running out at the end of June, however, there’s been a twist.
The Cameroonian striker Nga was a close friend of the net last season as he scored 10 goals in 29 matches in the league. He’s a big and aggressive forward and the Buccaneers will be hoping to have him as a solution in front of the posts.
Prior to announcing the aforementioned signings, Nkosinathi Sibisi and Tapelo Xoki from Golden Arrows and AmaZulu respectively were unveiled as Buccaneers’ new signings and will be relocating from Durban to Johannesburg when the season starts. Both players were captains of their former teams and look forward to fighting for a place in a somewhat shaky Bucs defense.