Absa Premiership

Mkhalele: Brockie snub shouldn't worry Bucs fans

2018-01-18 07:59
Helman Mkhalele.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates legend Helman Mkhalele believes the club's failure to sign either Leonardo Castro or Jeremy Brockie will not impact Bucs' long term success.

Despite both being reported Pirates targets, Castro moved to Kaizer Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns while Brockie swapped SuperSport United for the Brazilians

Nonetheless, Mkhalele takes the view that missing out on the two star strikers will not be detrimental as the Mayfair-based outfit have a proven track record at developing talent and buying intelligently in the transfer market.

Speaking to Soccer Laduma, 'Midnight Express' said, "I don’t think supporters should be worried that both Castro and Brockie didn’t sign for Pirates.

"Pirates has a history of either developing their own talent through their youth structures or buying lesser known players and turning them into stars. I believe that has always been the club’s philosophy and it’s worked throughout the decades. 

"So I don’t view the club’s decision not to sign these players as a cause for panic. They are both quality players and have proven their worth to the Absa Premiership but there are other players in the league and once they play for Pirates everyone will see their talents."

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