Pirates closing in on next signing


Orlando Pirates are in advanced talks to sign Nigeria international defender Olisa Ndah from Akwa United before the end of the transfer window.

After a sluggish start to the 2021/22 season, Pirates, who are without a permanent head coach following the abrupt exit of Josef Zinnbauer are in the process of securing their final deals in the market.

With the transfer window officially closing on 31 August, the Buccaneers are now in advanced talks to sign the highly-rated 23-year-old who won the Nigerian Professional Football League last season.

KickOff.com understands that club's technical team have been impressed with his ability during his assessment this month and could reach a final agreement with his representatives by next week.

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Nadh comes highly rated after back to back NPFL Team of the Year recognition and having made his Super Eagles debut under Gernot Rohr against Mexico in April this year.

Standing at 1.90 meters tall, with the incredible technical ability with either foot as a natural ball-playing defender he represents of the most exciting defenders to emerge from the Nigerian top-flight in recent years.

The Soweto giants currently have Happy Jele, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Kwanda Mngonyama, Sandile Mthethwa and Thabo Sesane as central defensive options in the squad.

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori and Zimbabwe international Terrence Dzvukamanja are the only players holding foreign quota spots at present while the imminent arrival of Kwame Peprah will make it three of five available.

Namibia international Deon Hotto and Malwai forward Gabadinho Mhango are registered as locals having been in South Africa for more than five years now.

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