Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has confirmed that goalkeeper Felipe Ovono's name has been removed from the transfer list.
Ovono repaid the faith Ertugral showed in him with a superb
performance in the 3-1 penalty shootout victory over Platinum Stars in
the pre-season Bokone Bophiriwa Maize Cup on Saturday.
Ertugral believes the 23-year-old stopper from Equatorial Guinea would offer variety in the goalkeeping department.
"That's why I brought him back. He is great goalkeeper, we know that.
Jackson Mabokgwane is also a good goalkeeper, so we have some good
competition," he told KickOff.
"Ovono is great and doesn't have to prove himself in South Africa. I
don't know what the problem was, I was not there. We know he is a great
goalkeeper, and it's a pleasure to have him."
Ertugral also had praise for newly signed defender Thembela
Sikhakhane from Golden Arrows, who featured in the friendly against
Dikwena after reportedly signing a three-year deal with the Buccaneers.
"Yes, he has signed. He is a good player and that's why we signed him."