CAPE TOWN – He was linked with Kaizer Chiefs as well, but Wits midfielder Vincent Pule has decided to join Orlando Pirates.
IOL Sport reported recently that the 26-year-old Pule was due to join the Buccaneers instead of the Amakhosi, and Pirates announced on Monday afternoon that the left-footed player will turn out for Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s team next season.
In fact, they announced a whopping total of nine new signings, with most of them already known in the soccer world. As expected, defender Asavela Mbekile joins from Mamelodi Sundowns, while another former Wits player in Ben Motshwari will play out of Orlando Stadium.
Goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs), Abel Mabaso, Paseka Mako and Linda Mntambo (all Chippa United), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Golden Arrows), and Meshack Maphangule (Black Leopards) will add further punch and depth to an already impressive Pirates squad that finished second behind Sundowns on the league table last season.
Some Buccaneers fans were disappointed that Sredojevic couldn’t secure the signature of former star Andile Jali, who has joined Sundowns, but with the mass arrival of the new players, Pirates are well-stocked to take on Masandawana.