Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic believes Riyaad Norodien's presence
will be missed although his loan spell at Platinum Stars can help
improve his game.
The 22-year-old has made just six starts for the Sea Robbers since
joining from Ajax Cape Town in 2016/17, and appeared to be well down in
the pecking order in 2017/18 under 'Micho'.
Bucs confirmed on deadline day in the January transfer window that
Norodien would be heading to the North West Province in order to try and
assist coach Roger de Sa in his attempt to move Stars off the bottom of
the Absa Premiership standings.
Currently, the outfit from Phokeng are marooned at the foot of the
PSL and need a swift change in fortunes to avoid the dreaded drop to the
National First Division.
Nonetheless, Sredojevic said of the player's switch: "Norodien going
there (Platinum Stars) we shall miss him for this six months because he
has been a master of making (the) atmosphere in the team and (the)
"Coming back from that long layoff from that injury, I think it will
help him in the next six months to get the playing time and come much
The Buccaneers will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways when they face Maritzburg United at the Orlando Stadium in a league clash on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 20:15.