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Orlando Pirates have signed Niger midfielder Boubacar Talatou

Posted: 3 October 2011 Time: 06:59

Orlando Pirates have signed highly-rated Niger national team midfielder Boubacar Talatou. 

The Niger international has signed a three-year contract with Bucs and will start training with the team after Niger's Afcon qualifier against Egypt this coming weekend.   "I'm very pleased to have joined Orlando Pirates. This is a very successful club with a great history and heritage," the 22-year-old midfielder told Bucs' website.   Bafana Bafana midfielder Thanduyise Khuboni says Talatou is a great signing for Pirates, having played against Talatou in the Afcon qualifier games this year.   "He is a top player and one of the best players in the Niger National team. I played against him and he was all over our defence coming both behind the striker and on the wings. I think he is great signing for Pirates," says Khuboni.  What do you think of Bucs' new signing? Have your say HERE!

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:28 am
posted: 07:32 am
Highly rated Niger Star..let's wait and see how he does in the bucs colour.well come to SA and Good luck. The sky is the limit.
posted: 07:39 am
pie city have a tendency of signing foreign flops almost every season!...last season we were told how good is 'basket ball player' otorougo only for him to be released after a couple of under par perfomance for this team..... The same goes for msowoya who was a 'top' striker in botswana and we all know wats happening with him!........ Kamwendo ,kazadi ,nwakori ,opara ,matema ,mwape ,pires , mbele ,tefera , mutapa etc... are some of the foreign flops this pap team has signed!
posted: 07:48 am
Aow i thought signing foreign players is a sin according to the rats city hypocrites, is transfer window period open? Or does that mean this guy from ninja is a free agent?
posted: 07:49 am
Pirates on the roll
posted: 07:53 am
What abov Chuku from Malawi... wasted material.
posted: 07:56 am
Every tym u buy players but u put them on bench. Shakira, Msowoya among others.
posted: 07:57 am
What Khoza wants Khoza gets,Rule Bucs Rule
Skhumba sebhakaniya
posted: 08:01 am
shapa bhakaniya shapaaaaaaaa, this season bucs is taking every cup incuding the cheap telkom nockout
posted: 08:08 am
as um fan of bucs.i say weldone but de is a lenk of scoring goals,khosa pls ad anada striker.....
posted: 08:15 am
rule Bucs rule
Tee Beezy
posted: 08:18 am

"The Organizing Committee of the youth competition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held a meeting in Algiers on 28 March 2009, chaired by Slim Aloulou to determine the qualification of a player of the national team of Niger participating at the final tournament of the African under U-17 Championship, Algeria 2009.

Before Malawi-Zimbabwe match, played March 20th, the Zimbabwe Football Federation filed a complaint protesting the eligibility of several players from Niger national team.

After hearing the President and Vice-President of the Niger Football Federation, particularly the alleged player, number 11 called Boubacar Talatou and his name namesake apparently rightful holder of the over-age license, born 1987. And on the documents used by Talatou, at the U-17 championship, the date of birth reads 1992.

The committee examined all the original documents, to include birth certificate and travel document; it has discovered irregularities, over aged, in the official documents of the player, Boubacar Talatou, from Niger.
Consequently, the committee decided to disqualify Niger U-17 national team.

Therefore, Malawi is qualified to continue the tournament, to play the semi-finals, on 29 March 2009, against Gambia in Algiers."
posted: 08:25 am
What happened to proudly South African, Supporters and Media talk like they run these teams.
posted: 08:26 am
lets wait and see,i also thought its a sin at chibuku fc to sign foreigners,

evry player they sign is highly rated,nothing new to us,even belly makhati was highly rated,not highly finished,
posted: 08:29 am
Can u please give us the link to that story......i have no doubt that this boucar is an age cheat!...check his photos n u will see that he is not 20 years old and beside pie city have a tendecy of signing age cheats!...e.g otorougo and msowoya
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 08:34 am
Otorogu part 2!!!
posted: 08:36 am
What happened to proudly south african (soya mince, bester, chansa n viagra included)? Betty mcfatty is highly finished.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 08:38 am
Wlecum on board,he s a creative midfielder which is wat we lack in our team n makes our strikers look bad.Is Leal goin 2 give him a chance tho?We need such players if we want the CAF champs lig.
Gucci Man
posted: 08:38 am
Tha last time Ntakunyisa signed a good player it was 20 yrs ago. The player was from Zaire/DRC ...Eitienne NSunda

Since then .....they've been signing "srumble eggs" forevers
posted: 08:41 am
Let await nd c hw he ridz in da gost ship.. Wel cum 2 da hum of champz
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