Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Lehlohonolo Maselesa has agreed to part ways with Cape Umoya. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

DURBAN – Former Orlando Pirates diminutive midfielder, Lehlohonolo Maselesa, might find his new home in the Indian Super League.

Maselesa has agreed to part ways with Cape Umoya. The team formerly known as Platinum Stars was relegated last season in top flight football.

His agent, Paul Mitchell of Siyavuma Sports Agency informed Independent Media that they might consider options in India.

“We have agreed with Cape Umoya to terminate the contract of Maselesa. He was left with one year on his contract. We are still considering a couple of options. Indian Super League might also be a possibility if we don't get something in South Africa. He has a good CV which is something that Indian teams always looks for,” Mitchell explained.

Siyavuma has taken a number of players to the Indian Super League in the last couple of seasons. The list includes the likes of Sameegh Doutie, Ofense Nato and Sibongakonke Mbatha.

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Maselesa had a stint in Europe before he came back to South Africa. He played for AEL in Greece for one season.

“He has a good CV. He was in Bafana's Cosafa squad last year and played in Europe,” Mitchell added.

Maselesa is one of the talented midfielders. He spent five seasons at Pirates from 2012 to 2017.

Lehlohonolo Masalesa (front) in action for Orlando Pirates against Free State Stars in April, 2016. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Lehlohonolo Masalesa (front) in action for Orlando Pirates against Free State Stars in April, 2016. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

At Pirates he didn't command a regular starting berth but whenever he was afforded an opportunity to showcase his talent, Maselesaimpressed. 

Pirates had an abundance of talented midfielders when Maselesa was still on their books.  They boasted the midfield that had the likes of Andile Jali and Oupa Manyisa who formed a solid combination in the middle of the park.

Meanwhile, Mitchell also confirmed that Cape Umoya are also set to cut ties with their goal-minder, Steven Hoffman.

“We will look at the available options and take it from there. We are looking locally because in India they normally use local goalkeepers.” Mitchell said.


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