Orlando Pirates are usually secretive when it comes to their transfer dealings, but some of their affairs were already in public when they announced them.
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After what was a successful season with two Cups in their cabinet and a CAF Champions League campaign to look forward to, Pirates were always expected to bolster their squad and get rid of some players.
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Jose Riveiro understands his players better now, and allowing some to make space for others is something that Pirates wanted to see.
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And he has done just that with five players exiting the club for now while Pirates have brought in four new faces from local clubs.
The five players that have left Pirates Craig Martin who has since joined Chippa United, striker Ndumiso Mabena, goalkeeper Kopano Thuntsane, and midfielders Ntsako Makhubela, Nkanyiso Zungu and Siphesihle Ndlovu.
Goodman Mosele has joined Chippa United on loan while Terrence Dzvukamanja was released by the club to join SuperSport United.
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In terms of new signings, Pirates pulled a major coup with the acquisition of Patrick Maswanganyi from SuperSport United in a deal which saw Ndlovu move in the opposite direction.
Overall, there FOURTEEN players who left Pirates for various reasons – some one on loan and others permanently.
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Sephelo Baloni also arrived from All Stars FC alongside Katlego Otladisa and goalkeeper Melusi Buthelezi from Marumo Gallants and TS Galaxy respectively.
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Karim Kimvuidi arrived from Maritzburg United while Lesedi Kapinga was signed on a free transfer following his departure from Sundowns.
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FOURTEEN PLAYERS THAT HAVE LEFT ORLANDO PIRATES
- Siphesihle Ndlovu
- Ndumiso Mabena
- Kopano Thuntsane
- Nkanyiso Zungu
- Ntsako Makhubela
- Craig Martin
- Goodman Mosele
- Terrence Dzvukamanja
- Tshegofatso Mabasa
- Bongani Sam
- Kwame Peprah
- Tebogo Tlolane
- Ben Motshwari
- Collins Makgaka
SIX PLAYERS THAT HAVE JOINED ORLANDO PIRATES
- Melusi Buthelezi
- Patrick Maswanganyi
- Sephelo Baloni
- Katlego Otladisa
- Karim Kimvuidi
- Lesedi Kapinga
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