Sundowns, Pirates eyeing Manaka
Posted: 28 February 2014 Time: 09:36
KickOff.com can reveal that both Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates are chasing the signature of Black Leopards midfielder Edgar Manaka.
Manaka caught the eye with an impressive performance during the Nedbank Cup Last 32 game against Kaizer Chiefs played in Limpopo recently and was named Man of the Match.
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The 24-year-old has been a loyal member to Leopards after going down to the First Division following their relegation two seasons ago. However, the midfielder's future with Lidoda Duvha remains uncertain now that he has been linked with Pirates and Sundowns.
According to a source close to Black Leopards, both the Brazilians and the Buccaneers have made enquires about the player.
"A Sundowns official spoke to him after the game against Chiefs and took his number. Orlando Pirates have also sent their representative to speak to the player," says the source.
Leopards spokesperson Berry Ramunenyiwa says his team has not yet received any offer from a PSL club.
"I will not comment about anything until I see something black and white and the teams officially approach us," he says.