Orlando Pirates are rumored to be considering making some roster adjustments during the January transfer window.
Three of the team’s West African players, who haven’t made an impression since joining the Buccaneers, are reportedly looking to leave.
Cameroonian strikers Souaibou Marou and Bienvenu Eva Nga are the first two players expected to depart Pirates.
Eva Nga joined Pirates from Chippa United at the start of the season, and Marou boarded the Buccaneers ship from his home country, but both have had very little effect since then.
Marou, who represented Cameroon in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, had a lot riding on him as one of the team’s many overseas players.
He has, however, had difficulty adjusting to the South African league and hasn’t played much for Pirates. Several local clubs have expressed interest in him, and it is currently believed that he is available for transfer during the current window.
The signing of Eva Nga to replace the departing Gabadinho Mhango has also fallen short of expectations. In his 12 Pirates appearances, the 31-year-old has only managed one goal, and he is frequently left off of the matchday roster.
In an effort to clear some space in their foreign quota, the pirates are also likely to show him the exit door.
The Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori is the third player who might be leaving Pirates.
Given that Ofori is a seasoned player and team leader who has played frequently for the Black Stars, this may surprise a lot of people.
Over the last two seasons, Ofori has, nevertheless, found himself further down the Pirates goalkeeping hierarchy. It appears that his injuries have finally cost him his position because Melusi Buthelezi and Sipho Chaine are currently the two preferred keepers.