During this January transfer window, Orlando Pirates intends to loan out one of its players to a PSL rival. Every player wants to play, so he will be happy to be loaned out due to lack of game time.
Orlando Pirates are thinking of sending central defender Sandile Mthethwa on loan during the January transfer window, according to KickOff Magazine, since several teams are interested in the defender’s services.
Among the players at Pirates who have struggled with playing time this season are Sandile Mthethwa, Bienvenu Eva Nga, Lesedi Kapinga, Souaibou Marou, and Thabiso Sesane.
Bienvenu Eva Nga has been linked with a move to either Chippa United or Richards Bay in January
The central defender did play in the MTN8 once and twice in the CAF Champions League, but he has not yet appeared in the league for the 2023–2024 season.
According to a source close to Orlando Pirates, Sandile Mthethwa could go on loan either to TS Galaxy or SuperSport United during the current transfer window period.
“There is a possibility of Sandile Mthethwa going to TS Galaxy on loan this January, but there is huge interest from SuperSport United” the source revealed to KickOff Magazine.
Mthethwa started his youth career at Shooting Stars, before playing for Flamengo FC of the SAFA Regional League between 2011 and 2013. He signed for the KZN Academy in 2013, and played for partner club Durban FC.
In May 2015, it was announced that Mthethwa had joined CS Maritimo on a one-year deal, but instead signed for Orlando Pirates in early 2016. He joined Richards Bay on loan in summer 2017, where he made 17 league appearances during the 2017–18 season. He returned to Richards Bay for a further season in summer 2018, and scored 4 goals across 26 appearances over the course of the 2018–19 season.
In July 2019, he joined Chippa United on a season-long loan. He made 8 appearances for Chippa United across the 2019–20 season. He returned to the club on loan for the 2020–21 season.