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Orlando Pirates could sign Maritzburg United defender Mohammed Awal

Posted: 2 January 2013 Time: 18:22

Orlando Pirates could sign Maritzburg United defender Mohammed Awal during the January transfer window.

Pirates are on the lookout for a central defender and Awal, who has been in fine form for United and has made it into Ghana's provisional squad ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, appears to be their target.

Zambian midfielder Rainford Kalaba has also been linked with a move from TP Mazembe to join Bucs.

According to a source at Pirates, the club has already engaged both United and the player in bid to sign him.

"Kalaba and Awal remain our targets during this transfer window. The player is keen to join Pirates but it all will depend on whether Maritzburg United agree to release him during the January transfer window," the source says.

United boss Farook Kadodia sounded cagey when asked about the chances of the player joining Pirates in January.

"I can't comment. Why don't you call Pirates? Please call Pirates," Kadodia said.

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 06:21 pm
Hey they want to have 100 players.....seemingly they have close to 90 if u check all the players they loaned out as well...
posted: 06:37 pm
How many players do they have now at Gorillas
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 06:41 pm
All the signings 4 just 2 games in Africa! Bloody Penguins!
Orne Mdebanistó
posted: 06:51 pm
Sure bakajuju!!
posted: 06:54 pm u funny! seriosly we should all support pirates bcoz they represent us all in their quest to qonquer africa...
posted: 06:56 pm
We really nid dis boy phela he is a DTC material
posted: 07:09 pm
Some teamz neva seemz to amaze. One time they're calling themselvez gallaxies, the next thing they want to sign everythin that lives. Kanti vele what about other "gallaxiez"?
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:10 pm
Good, we needed a strong central defender as we were a bit short in that department, now Kalaba and Erasmus/Malajila/Kadi will do.

DTC '37
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 07:11 pm
If we cn sign these guys, nd 1 mor speedy striker to change a bit of pace infront then il b da happies juju around...up da bucs!
posted: 07:11 pm
They want to destroy signdowns s record for destroying careers..surely now they have close to 100 players if u check all players they loaned out as well......
El Sol
posted: 07:16 pm
They should re-sign Phumudzo Manenzhe,Mabe,Msowoya,Otorogu & Dennis Lotta since their strikaz are overweight(mcFatty,Ntofo) have ears(not eyes) 4 goals (mabena,ndulula ,bester &injury prone(chisanyama,juju)
posted: 07:22 pm mahamutsa still injured or wt?
posted: 07:40 pm
We are now in 2013, but some things just won't change..... COWments from Zebras are still senseless, dumb, stupid, below mediocre, intellectually challenged, whatever you choose to call them.

With Rooi 'Ingubo' Mahamutsa injured, Robyn Johannes also injured, RDS had to use Ayanda Gcaba as cover up in defense. He has of course performed well especially when Siyabonga 'Instimbi' Sangweni has been injured or suspended, but fact remains....his natural position is not central defense. This would be a good signing especially because we only expect Ingubo, my comforter to come back next season. And I am not quite sure what RDS' plans are with Johannes. the transfer window couldn't have opened at a better time
posted: 07:58 pm
Its better to have more players which gives u better bargaining options than having less or none.

Pirates always chase quality n we love our chairman n magament. This defender is quality n if RDS n Screamer are happy, he can come on board.
posted: 08:01 pm
Johanes wants to re-locate to Cape Town, so with Ngubo out for the season n Lucky aging, we need need a center back or Gcaba be converted permanently since Nzunga is also back to compete with Jele with Matlaba n Phungwayo. At Sangweni need to be rested.

I would have preferd a more young sourh african player like Mokeke but Dr Khoza knows best, OJ is also available n RDS knows him back.

OJ the prodical son has returned, the best defender ever in mzansi.
posted: 08:09 pm
Oupa Mabuza, Gavin Lane, Innocent Mncwango, Roger Nzeng n Davies Mwape are also available on the market. Phela they're also fit as Benni, Msowoya and Mbesuma. It seems like that's how they describe fitness @ the gallaxies.
khosi fan aka thami
posted: 08:28 pm
shame i chiefs inenza ningalali makakaniya
MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 08:28 pm
If he is available why not sign him, K4L
posted: 08:36 pm
Signing all the donkeys is your theme.nxa
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 09:14 pm
These MaZebras are complaining again, we know they don't buy players but they wait until the player becomes a free agent, so don't be jealous when we buy players as we can afford them, actually we can buy the whole of Kaizer Chiefs village, players and management.
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