Cape Town – Orlando Pirates have confirmed the signing of a host of new recruits who will don their famous black jersey including the capture of Tendai Ndoro.
As per norm across the world of football the end of the season traditionally signals the start of the transfer period where clubs focus on the business of recruiting new player signings in an effort to reinforce their ranks and prepare for the season ahead.
Pirates is no exception as the latest Buccaneer recruits were introduced to the technical team and the rest of their team-mates during the club’s medical examinations held at the Rand Stadium yesterday afternoon.
“I signed for Orlando Pirates during the previous season but I had to go back to my country, Equatorial Guinea in order to apply for a work permit,” said Filipe Ovono on Pirates official website.
“I am excited to be finally with my team, it has been difficult following them from the side-lines but I am just honoured to be finally here.
“Pirates is a big team and people back home and across the African continent know and respect this Club which is why I am grateful for the opportunity to play for them.”
Sport24 reported throughout the 2014/15 campaign of the Buccaneers interest in making Tendai Ndoro their very own and the attacking midfielder admits that he is excited to represent the club in the upcoming season.
“Firstly it’s a great honour and a dream come true to play for one of the biggest Clubs in Africa, I wish to do my best in the coming season and repay the faith the Club has shown me by allowing me to join its ranks,” said Ndoro.
“I know I have my work cut out for me because Pirates has one of the best striking departments currently in the PSL.
“All the strikers are in form and are scoring goals regularly which is a good thing because it shows we have a strong striking department and knowing that I am surrounded by good and talented players is a huge motivation for me.
“I can only hope that I am able to contribute positively by scoring goals next season.”
Sport24 also revealed that Pirates secured the signature of Boroka FC midfielder, Gift Motupa.
Motupa was part of Shakes Mashaba’s COSAFA Cup squad and the player insist that he can’t wait to test himself against the best within the Pirates ranks.
“I am happy for the opportunity to play for Pirates and I hope I can grab it with both hands and excel,” said Motupa.
“I am aware that not every player that gets this opportunity so I plan on making the best of it.
“I am a central midfielder and for me it’s important that I measure myself against the best and playing for a Club like Pirates gives me that opportunity.”
Other players to join the Sea Robbers stable who also participated in the examinations yesterday are Thembinkosi Lorch and Luvuyo Memela.
Both players plied their trade in the National First Division for Maluti FET and Cape Town All Stars respectively.