• Pirates confirm Mhango capture from Wits

    Malawi striker Gabadinho Mhango

    Orlando Pirates have confirmed that the club has reached a deal with Bidvest Wits for the signing of striker Gabadinho Mhango.

    Pirates have enjoyed a fruitful off-season so far as they confirmed the signings signed French goalkeeper Joris Delle, as well as Kabelo Dlamini, Bongani Sam, Fortune Makaringe, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Tebogo Tlolane and Tshegofatso Mabasa earlier in the week.

    The Soweto giants have now taken their signings total to eight after revealing that they have agreed a deal with Wits for the Malawian striker, despite interest from Kaizer Chiefs.

    The club confirmed the news with a statement on their website on Wednesday which revealed that Mhango will link up with his new teammates on Thursday.

    ‘The 26-year-old Malawian international will undergo a medical tomorrow and join his new teammates for the afternoon training session.

    ‘Orlando Pirates Football Club would like to thank Wits’ management for the professional manner that these negotiations were conducted,’ read the statement.

    Pirates have had to release a number of players in order to make room for all their new signings, this has seen the likes of Thabo Matlaba, Gladwin Shitolo, Phetso Maphanga, Diamond Thopola and Caio Marcelo leave the club with more departure expected.

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