Pirates announce player departure

Premiership

Orlando Pirates have confirmed the release of one of their defenders as the end of the transfer window draws nearer. 

Asavela Mbekile has been allowed to leave Parktown after finding game-time hard to come by in Orlando.

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The 33-year-old requested his clearance if order to find more regular football elsewhere.

"The club would like to thank Asavela for his contribution and particularly the professionalism he displayed during his time with us and we wish him all of the best in his future endeavors," read a Pirates statement.

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