Absa Premiership

Bucs searching for new keeper

2014-11-28 11:07

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic admits he will need to sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer period following the tragic death of Senzo Meyiwa.

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The Bafana Bafana captain was shot dead during a botched home invasion last month and has left behind a void not only in the hearts of South Africans, but also in the Buccaneers squad.

That means Pirates have only Brighton Mhlongo and Philani Zikalala to call on between the sticks, but Vermezovic is determined to bring in a third shot stopper when the transfer window opens next year.

"We need to have three goalkeepers,” Vermezovic told The Sowetan.

“If something happens, like when someone gets a red card or gets suspended, then we need to have another goalkeeper."

"Unfortunately we could not sign a goalkeeper after the tragedy (of Senzo Meyiwa). We will try to bring in another goalkeeper so that department can be more competitive."

Reports have already suggested the Soweto giants have identified Platinum Stars keeper Siyabonga Mpontshane as their main target, but Vermezovic was blunt when asked about those claims, simply stating: "I don't know nothing."

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