Johannesburg – The Soweto giants have released Brazilian defender Caio Marcelo after a spell of just over a year at the club.
Orlando Pirates announced the news on their official website on Tuesday morning.
The 21-year-old defender, who made 8 appearances for the Soweto club in the past season and scored one goal, had submitted a transfer request citing he was homesick and had been unable to adjust to life in South Africa.
“The Club has since acceded to Mr Marcelo's request having spoken to the player and his father. We would like to wish him the best in his future endeavours,” the club said on their website.