Orlando Pirates are set to send one of their Midfielders on loan at the end of the season due to lack of gametime. The player has joined Pirates at the beginning of the season.
At the conclusion of the season, the Pirates will shed some deadwood while also strengthening their roster, according to our Sources.
They could try to reorganize midfield, where they currently have a lot of players. There, pirates brag about having people like Miguel Timm, Thabang Monare, and Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo. They also have Fortune Makaringe and Makhahleni Makhaula, who haven’t been seen much this season.
But that didn’t stop them from dipping into the market to sign another player despite the abundance of midfield options. Talent Mbatha, a former SuperSport United player, was successfully signed on loan.
Midfielders who were already lower on the hierarchy will undoubtedly feel more pressure and uncertainty as a result of that. It is believed that Siphelo Baloni is one of those players. Baloni left All Stars to join Pirates on a free transfer at the beginning of the current campaign.
It has been difficult for him to establish himself in the squad since joining from the now-defunct former second tier side. According to Soccer-Laduma, the Buccaneers are prepared to lend him out.
“The club is already planning for next season. They want to be ready with the players they need when they start the season and that’s why they are set to loan out Baloni next season. They want him to gain experience as they gave him the chance to play some games but they feel he needs more game time before he can play regularly at Pirates. So, for now the loan move for next season is imminent and it’s as good as done,” said on source to the publication.
“The biggest department at the club is the midfield and they want to manage it and that’s why they want to loan others out and now they are working at loaning out Siphelo (Baloni). They signed a number of midDelders at the beginning of the season and they have added another one in Thalente (Mbatha) from SuperSport United and that’s making competition even tougher for others. So loan deals are the way out for some of the players including Siphelo,” said the source.