Cape Town - Highlands
Park coach Gordon Igesund is reportedly targeting a move for Orlando
Pirates pair Ayanda Gcaba and Patrick Phungwayo as he looks to beef up
his squad in 2017.
Gcaba and Phungwayo appear to have fallen down the pecking order at
Pirates in recent times and the arrival of Marc van Heerden and James
Okwuosa has seemingly blunted their fortunes even further.
Van Heerden, who arrived from Chippa United, is expected to give
Thabo Matlaba competition in the left-back position, meaning Phungwayo
would be third choice at best. In addition, Okwuosa's arrival from the
Chilli Boys means Gcaba will likely to struggle to get playing time in
As such, Soccer Laduma report that the pair are a target for
the Lions of the North and a move could happen in the near future. The
publication said: "Phungwayo and his Bucs team-mate, Ayanda Gcaba, are
some of the players targeted by coach Gordon Igesund as he looks to bulk
up the Lions of the North."
The Pirates duo have made just seven league appearances collectively
in 2016/17 and a move elsewhere may be just the tonic needed to
rejuvenate their flagging careers.