Johannesburg - With recent doubts regarding
the future of the veteran Orlando Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi, the
Buccaneers have remained mum on the future of their long-serving defender.
Pirates’ Administration Officer, Floyd
Mbele, says the club will not discuss players’ contracts at present.
There will however be a meeting with chairperson
Irvin Khoza and Lekgwathi in due course.
Discussions will also take place with Oupa Manyisa
and Patrick Phungwayo, who are waiting to sign new contracts for the upcoming
“Look, Lucky (Lekgwathi) is not different
from other players in the team,” Mbele told Sport24 on Friday.
“By that I mean we are not discussing
players’ movements at the moment.
“But we are still going to sit down with
him and the chairman together with all players waiting for new contracts to
discuss a way forward.
“Then we’ll announce the final outcome
towards the end of the month.
“Yes, for now he remains part of Orlando
Pirates Football Club and that’s all I can say for now.”
Lekgwathi, 38, missed the entire 2014/15 Absa
Premiership campaign due to an ankle injury.