Local News 11.1.2017 11:17 am

Pirates release four MDC players

Orlando Pirates during the 2016 MultiChoice Diski Challenge game between Supersport United and Orlando Pirates at Sisa Dukashe Stadium. (Deryck Foster/BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates during the 2016 MultiChoice Diski Challenge game between Supersport United and Orlando Pirates at Sisa Dukashe Stadium. (Deryck Foster/BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates Multi-Choice-Diski (MDC) challenge team has released midfielders Siphesihle Sangweni, Kenny Nthateng, Thabiso Baloyi and Frank Motebejane.

According to a source at the club, the players reported to camp following the holiday break, only to find out that their services will no longer be required at the club.

“It a came as a surprise to hear that they will no longer be with the team,” said a source at the club.

“What I hear is that the technical staff is no happy with their performance, but I doubt that because I have seen them play and they are all good players.”

“For their sake, I hope they do find teams because it won’t be a good thing for such talent to go to waste in our country, those boys have a bright future ahead of them.”

This week, head coach Zipho Dlangalala also left the team leaving former player Benson Mhlongo to take over the MDC team.

The young Buccaneers first MDC match this year will see them go head-to-head with rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby at the Sinaba Stadium on Sunday.

results

Highlands P 1-0 Maritzburg
Baroka FC 2-2 Chiefs
Ajax CT 2-2 FS Stars

fixtures

Arrows vs Highlands P
P City vs Celtic
FS Stars vs Pirates

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Cape Town City 21 39
2 Bidvest Wits 19 38
3 SuperSport United 20 37
4 Kaizer Chiefs 21 36
5 Sundowns 17 34
6 Polokwane City 21 27
7 Arrows 21 27
8 Platinum Stars 20 25
9 Chippa United 21 23
10 Maritzburg Utd 21 23
11 Orlando Pirates 20 23
12 Ajax Cape Town 21 22
13 Highlands Park 21 20
14 Bloem Celtic 20 19
15 Free State Stars 21 19
16 Baroka FC 21 15

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