Agent: Why we rejected Pirates


A former Bidvest Wits star turned down Orlando Pirates to sign for another PSL team, and his agent has now revealed why.

Midfielder Phumlani Ntshangase joined Maritzburg United on loan from Wits at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, which was his second loan move following a stint with SuperSport United before that.

He has now joined The Team of Choice on a permanent deal, and his agent Sizwe Ntshangase revealed on the radio recently that before completing that move he was also offered a contract at Pirates.

"There were offers for Ntshangase. Orlando Pirates made an inquiry, we got a call from the chairman before the bio-bubble," the agent said.

"But if you remember, Ntshangase has been moving a lot in the last two years with loan moves, so we needed him to sign for a team where he will play regularly."

The Buccaneers are known for having many players who end up being loaned out and Ntshangase says the 25-year-old had to think about the bigger picture as he is getting older now and wants to return to the national team.

"We want to prepare him for Bafana Bafana. If he went to Pirates the chances of being loaned out would've been huge as they have too many talents," Ntshangase explains.

"So we rather took him to a club where his chances of playing are much better than being loaned out."

Several players you may have forgotten were at Pirates have recently returned from loan spells