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Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza confirms the signing of Luis Boa Morte

Posted: 24 January 2012 Time: 12:27

Orlando Pirates boss Irvin Khoza has confirmed the signing of Luis Boa Morte on an 18-month deal.  

Morte, an ex-Portuguese international, previously turned out for Arsenal and West Ham United in the UK.   The 34-year old won the English Premier League in 1998 with Arsenal and reunites with ex-West Ham teammate Benni McCarthy at the club.   Boa Morte was until recently in the books of Greek club, Larrissa but his contract was reportedly terminated at the European club and McCarthy convinced him to come down to South Africa.   Khoza says: "I must thank Benni McCarthy, who made me aware of the desire of Luis to play for Pirates… He is now owned by the spiritual owners of the team."   Boa Morte says: "I'm happy to be here to continue my football career and hopefully I will remain here for many seasons as long as I'm fit." 

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:30 pm
Good luck bro.
posted: 12:31 pm
Lucky Lengwathi (36 years old) Benni (35 years old) Benson Mhlong (31 years old) Mabalane (32 years old) Bao Morte (34 years old), PSl is becoming Italian league with oldies
posted: 12:32 pm
hope he can bring da flair n beautiful football,gues its a gud aquisition 4bucks cz they'l need hs xperience in champions league
Kekana KC
posted: 12:34 pm
Old People's Home.
posted: 12:34 pm
Welcome To The Retirement Village!!!!!!!
posted: 12:35 pm
owned by the spiritual owners of the club? shoo, who the hell are those now? now this is some scary, demonic news!
posted: 12:37 pm
this is good for the team, our intentions are very clear on what want going to play the rest of Africa. Preparation shows commitment. Way to go.
posted: 12:38 pm
Something is definetely wrong with our Chairman yes we need the exprience whose position will this guy play in ,nogal he is 34 years old, is our team becoming a an old age home for overseas madalas
posted: 12:39 pm
lets wait and see,the way teams are reiforcing their squads im becoming jelous now,
can't we atleast get a free soul ohhhh sorry player,entlek who is scouting for us?can't the guy convince those players who got 6 months left and sign pre- contracts with them if there is no money,
we could have brought khanyeza back,cheese boy likes chiefs,meyeni is free in 6 months,
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 12:41 pm
Yerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ! Sies Chibuku FC. Now they are turning our country into the new Qatar were retired soccer players go to suplement their pensions. I hear Jay Jay Okocha and Nwan*ko Kanu are also having talks with Irvin Khoza.
Real Champ T'zozo
posted: 12:42 pm
Let's face it. This Boa Morte guy was never a top-of-the range striker even during his playing days. What now in his retirement days ?
posted: 12:43 pm
Call it what ever, and experience the best teacher to success. To play in champions league and sometimes on rough turf or grounds one needs experience.
posted: 12:45 pm
It is a good call by the chairman to reinforce with the experience for the sole purpose to success.
posted: 12:45 pm
Editor what is this?
posted: 12:46 pm
Khoza says: "I must thank Benni McCarthy, who made me aware of the desire of Luis to play for Pirates… He is now owned by the spiritual owners of the team."

and who can say what....i love our Dr Iron Duke....he knows what our spiritual owners wants to own.
posted: 12:47 pm
I hope he is only signed to boost the squad for CAF Champions league otherwise aimless signing.
posted: 12:47 pm

while others look at his age, we look at the opportunities that will come with his presence.

With Morte, Bennie,Mhlongo n Legwathi we are certain that the boys will be inspired and will learn from those who played at the highest level n locally.

Morte, do what Benni did, score goals n then goes the noise.
posted: 12:48 pm
He speaks Pourtuguese coach speak pourtuguese i foresee a click with the coach already. Welcome boy who can stop us now?
Mfundisi One-Skipper Bakaniya
posted: 12:49 pm
We will kill watever comes our way
posted: 12:50 pm

Any club would choose Morte over Majoro, Parker or Kaizer lipstick.

He does n't have to be taught anything, he is a ready made, that need fitness.
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