Orlando Pirates have announced the signings of four new players ahead of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season. The Buccaneers finished second last season and subsequently qualified for the CAF Champions League spot. They also won the MTN8 title.

But the Soweto giants have already shown their intention that they want to compete by signing more players.


“Orlando Pirates Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Sephelo Baloni (Cape Town All Stars), Katlego Otladisa (Marumo Gallants), Melusi Buthelezi (TS Galaxy) and Patrick Maswanganyi (SuperSport United),” the club announced.

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“The quartet is already with the team and will form part of the preseason preparations. Please join us in welcoming them to the Orlando Pirates family.”

The club has also announced the departure of five players.

Ntsako Makhubela, Craig Martin, Nkanyiso Zungu, Kopano Thuntsane, and Ndumiso Mabena have also left the club. Martin was announced as a Chippa United player on Tuesday while Makhubela might be heading back to Arrows.