Ovono's Pirates future unclear

2016-12-24 13:45
Felipe Ovono (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Felipe Ovono appears to face an uncertain future at the club, ahead of the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old lost his place in Pirates' starting line-up following the string of costly blunders he made between the poles earlier in the 2016/17 campaign.

The Equatorial Guinea international was initially first-choice stopper under previous coach Muhsin Ertugral, but was soon relegated to the stands after underperforming in goal.

He has since fallen behind the likes of Brighton Mhlongo, Jackson Mabokgwane and Siyabonga Mpontshane in the pecking order at Mayfair. As such, Soccer Laduma report that Ovono's future is unclear in January.

The publication's source said: "He is there at Pirates and he's training with the team.

"His situation is that it seems he is honouring the contract now more than anything else. I doubt they will keep him beyond January, but the current coach, Augusto Palacios, does seem like he rates him."

The shot-stopper has made six Premiership appearances in total for the Sea Robbers and has managed one clean sheet since signing for the side in 2015/16.

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