Ertugral lures Ajax duo to Pirates

2016-06-21 08:36
Abbubaker Mobara (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have announced an agreement has been reached for the services of  Ajax Cape Town duo Abbubaker Mobara and Riyaad Norodien.

The defender and midfielder will become Muhsin Ertugral's second and third transfer addition since becoming the club's new head coach.

Pirates have already signed Ghanaian forward, Bernard Morrison from AS Vita Club.

“I am pleased to announce the successful negotiations between ourselves and Ajax Cape Town over the services of Mobara and Norodien,” said club chairman Irvin Khoza on Orlando Pirates official website.

“We have been given the go-ahead to make contact with both players and finalise personal terms.

"Obviously, with someone like Mobara currently in Namibia with the South African national team, we will only be able to finalise with him and his representatives when he returns from international duty.

"However, we will be finalising soon with Norodien.”

The club chairman said that with these players heading to Johannesburg, some players will have to make way.

“The club will be making an announcement next week regarding the players who will be released,” confirmed Khoza.

Meanwhile, Ertugral is due to arrive at the end of the week to finalise matters ahead of the start of pre-season.

The players and rest of the technical staff are expected back on July 4th.


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