Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
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8 Jan 2018
12:01 pm

Pirates extend Memela and Makola contracts

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates have announced that they have triggered the extension clauses for midfielders Luvuyo Memela and Mpho Makola.

Mpho Makola and Luvuyo Memela of Orlando Pirates (Frikke Kapp/BackpagePix)

Both players are now tied to the club until June 2019.

“I can confirm that the club has triggered the extension clauses of both Memela and Makola for another season,” Pirates administrative officer Floyd Mbele told the club’s website.

“Furthermore, I can reveal that we have triggered our one-year extension clause for Gift Motupa, who is still on loan at Baroka.”

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Meanwhile, Thabo Qalinge has been cleared to return to full fitness with the rest of the squad following a three-week stint where he was undergoing rehabilitation with the strength and conditioning team.

‘Section 10’, as he is affectionately known, was included in the 18-man squad against Baroka at the weekend following his recovery from a groin strain which kept him out of action for close to two months.

Further good news for Pirates is that Thembinkosi Lorch is nearing full fitness after being released from physiotherapy. He is now undergoing rehabilitation to fast-track his return to full fitness.

The Pirates medical department informed that Bernard Morrison and Ntsikelelo Nyauza will continue to receive treatment for their respective injuries.

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