Koulibaly to Pirates this week

The 27-year-old defender is a free agent after leaving Iraqi club Al Shorta, and while he has ‘agreed in principle’ to join Pirates, nothing has been signed yet.

“Pirates wanted him to come earlier with the hope of registering him for the CAF Champions League, but he needed to honour his contract in Iraq,” the player’s agent, Dennis Idrissa, tells KickOff.com.

“He is arriving with the Barkina Faso national team and is hoping to conclude the deal at the weekend.”