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Orlando Pirates are on high alert over international striker and more

The latest PSL transfer rumours include Orlando Pirates being on high alert over an international striker.

Here we run down the latest transfer rumours and South Africa football gossip.

Amazulu set to make the first signing of the window

Cape Town City’s Abbubaker Mobara is reportedly on his way to Durban to join Benni McCarthy at Amazulu.

“The versatile player [Abbubaker Mobara], who was linked with a return to his previous club, Orlando Pirates, last year, is, according to sources, in advanced discussions with Usuthu,” Soccer Laduma report.

The 27-year-old has been struggling with game-time at the Citizens, and would could find a spot in the Amazulu setup as McCarthy seeks a partner for Tapelo Xoki. 

Royal AM warning does not deter Orlando Pirates

Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs and Victor Letsoalo of Royal AM during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 football match between Royal AM and Kaizer Chiefs at Chatsworth Stadium, Durban on 19 December 2021 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates are undeterred by a hands-off warning issued by Royal AM.

Sources close to the player claim that he is interested in furthering his career in Gauteng.

Letsoalo has attracted attention from Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns but Orlando Pirates are prepared to be patient to get their man.

“Orlando Pirates are still very interested in Victor Letsoalo and as part of the attempts to get the player, the club is keen on entering into a swap deal with one of their players. Royal AM have had a few players wanting to leave and Victor is one of them, as well as the likes of Jackson Mabokgwane and Sera Motebang,” said the source.

“Royal AM wouldn’t want to lose a top player like Letsoalo on a free and despite having previously said that he is not for sale, the club will listen if a right offer comes in fear of losing him without getting anything for him. The main thing for the club is to do well this season in the league and the aim is to finish on a respectable position and after that you can expect anything regarding player movements,” the source added.     

Kaizer Chiefs desperate to offload Lazarous Kambole

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Lazarous Kambole of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 21 March 2021 Photo: Muzi Ntombela/Sports Inc

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be working to get Lazarous Kambole off their books.

Kambole is out of favour of Naturena and is taking up a valuable foreign player slot.

KickOff reports that Sudanese club Al Hilal have expressed interest in the forward but he would need to take a pay cut to make the deal happen.

Orlando Pirates recall loaned midfielder

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Bonisile Mbangwa of Orlando Pirates and Ofentse Malebo during the Multichoice Diski Challenge 2019/20 game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in East London on 7 March 2020 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates have recalled loanee Bonisile Mbangwa from Pele Pele and are said to be considering handing a first team berth to the player.

“Pirates have recalled their youngster Mbangwa from Pele Pele. He has been handed a senior team contract after being called into the office on Friday,” said the source close to the club.

Pirates have drawn criticism for their failure to utilise talents that come through their system with a number of players thriving elsewhere leaving the Sea Robbers to wonder what might have been.

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