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Orlando Pirates, one of South Africa’s prominent football clubs, has rekindled its interest in securing the talents of Stellenbosch FC midfielder, Sibongiseni Mthethwa.

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Sibongiseni Mthethwa battling with Philip Ndlondlo during MTN8 semifinal 1st leg clash between Stellenbosch FC and Orlando Pirates at Athlone Stadium.

This revelation comes after a tumultuous off-season marked by uncertainties and unfulfilled promises for the promising young player.

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During the previous transfer window, Orlando Pirates came tantalizingly close to signing the highly-rated midfielder.

However, the deal hit a roadblock as Mthethwa found himself in a state of uncertainty.

A source close to the situation shed light on the predicament, stating, “The boy was confused by some people who came and promised him heaven and earth if he signed with them to be his agents.

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“They told him about potential moves to Kaizer Chiefs and overseas, and that is when he was not so sure about going to Pirates considering the competition there.”

This confusion surrounding Mthethwa’s representation caused the Pirates’ deal to stall, leaving the club in a state of uncertainty regarding whom to negotiate with.

Simultaneously, Stellenbosch FC, recognizing the young midfielder’s value, was not enthusiastic about parting ways with their star player.


Nonetheless, it appears that Pirates is not ready to give up on their pursuit of Sibongiseni Mthethwa.

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Recent reports suggest that the club is preparing to reopen negotiations, and they may sweeten the deal by including a few players to entice Stellenbosch FC into releasing their prized asset.

Mthethwa has consistently delivered solid performances for Stellies since the season commenced, showcasing not only his exceptional skills but also his leadership qualities.

The 2023 Premier Soccer League transfer window is set to close on September 22, giving clubs ample time to finalise late deals.

This extended window provides Pirates with an opportunity to put together an enticing offer that could sway Stellenbosch’s decision.

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Mthethwa’s recent on-field displays have only heightened his value in the eyes of potential suitors.

He was even named one of the team’s captains at the start of this season, a testament to his importance to Stellenbosch FC.

In a recent MTN8 semifinal match against Pirates, many felt that Mthethwa deserved the Man-of-the-Match award.

However, the honor went to the BuccaneersPatrick Maswangayi instead, highlighting the fierce competition and talent in South African football.

As the transfer saga unfolds, all eyes will be on Pirates’ renewed efforts to secure the services of Mthethwa.

The outcome of these negotiations could significantly impact the landscape of South African football and shape Mthethwa’s promising career.

Football enthusiasts eagerly await the final chapter in this compelling story of talent, ambition, and the pursuit of success in the beautiful game.

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