Possible new 5 players with a new coach for back-to-back Treble Championships Orlando Pirates.
I heard through the Parktown corridor gossips that the chairman of Orlando Pirates Colonel Dr Irvin "Iron-Duke" Khoza wants to bolster his Orlando Pirates team by adding 5 more players.
They already secured the service of two players namely the left back Patrick Phungwayo from Bidvest Wits and right/left winger Khetho Masuku from Black Leopards and only space for 3 more players is up for grab.
Here are my possible additional five where 3 players can be chosen from this list.
Chris Katongo (Henan Construction F.C. – China)
He can play as a winger or out and out striker. He has high work rate coupled with blistering pace. He has tenacity and never die attitude. I have learnt that just like wine, good strikers matured over time e.g. Sbusiso Zuma and Bhele Nomvete.
Mulomowandau Mathoho (Bloemfontein Celtic)
Undoubtedly Mzansi current best defender at the moment - Pirates need a youngster to continue with Lucky Lekgwathi’s legacy and the only best and suitable defender with age on his side is none other than Tower Mathoho. He is more matured now. Very good aerial and will also add offensive depth during set pieces. He is the appropriate replacement for Lucky Lekgwathi. Lucky Lekgwathi already recommended Mathoho to the Chairman as his successor.
Mzikayise Mashaba (Free State Stars)
Mashaba from Free State Stars will add offensive depth at the left wing. Daine Klaite always blows hot and cold and needs more competition.
Rodney Ramagalela (Black Leopards)
Ramagalela to replace Tokelo Rantie if Pirates failed to convert his loan move into permanent deal. Rodney is a hustler, hard work with the highest work rate, composure and good eye for the goals. He is Raphael Chukwu in making.
Thami Sagweni (AmaZulu)
Thami to bolster the anchor man role - He has good ball distribution, ball anticipation coupled with good movement on and off the ball. His transitional switch from defending to attacking is second to none. He is powerful aerial and on the ground. He packs rocket like powerful shot. One of the best anchor man with array of skills. He is a rare breed.
What's your view?
By Owen Mundalamo