Pirates release Shonga and Delle

Premiership

Orlando Pirates have confirmed the exits of Justin Shonga and Joris Delle, while new contract offers for Ntsikelelo Nyauza and Luvuyo Memela have been tabled.

Pirates have been active in the transfer market with six new signings, while the departure count now moves to 10 with the French goalkeeper and the Zambia international striker departing ahead of the new season.

"After spending a year in South Africa, Delle has submitted a request in writing citing his inability to adjust to his new surroundings and wants to return to Europe," the statement read of the club's website.

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"The club can also confirm that striker Justin Shonga has also left the club and will be joining TTM. We would like to wish both Justin and Joris the best of luck in their future endeavours."

Delle's contract has been terminated with immediate effect and while it was initially reported that Shonga's move to TTM was a loan, the player has since clarified that he received his clearance from Pirates.

Meanwhile, veteran defender Nyauza has signed a new three-year contract while 33-year-old Memela is close to committing his future to the Soweto giants.

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