Pirates win race for Chippa star

Orlando Pirates have beaten SuperSport United to the services of defender Tebogo Tlolane from Chippa United.

Tlolane is set to join Pirates together with Maritzburg United midfielder Fortune Makaringe when the club returns for pre-season training next month.

Both players are set to join The Buccaneers on three-year contracts.

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According to a source close to Tlolane, the 24-year-old has already bid farewell to his teammates at the Chilli Boys and is preparing for his new life in Gauteng next season.

"Tlolane's deal is done, he is moving to Orlando Pirates next season," the source tells KickOff.com. "Makaringe will also be joining Pirates in the new season."

Pirates are also linked with Asante Kotoko striker Yacouba Songne.

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