Orlando Pirates Football Club secure the services of their star right back for an additional two years.
After weeks of speculation and negotiations, sources close to the club have confirmed that Bandile Shandu has signed a new contract, which includes a one-year straight deal with an option for another year.
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This extension will keep the talented defender at Orlando Pirates until at least 2025.
The Talks and the Deal Between Orlando Pirates And Bandile Shandu
The discussions regarding Shandu’s contract extension had been ongoing for some time.
As reported by the Siya Crew, Pirates had expressed their interest in retaining the services of the former Maritzburg United defender, whose current contract was set to expire in June 2024.
However, it seems that the talks have now been successfully concluded.
According to a reliable source, the negotiations resulted in a one-year straight deal, with an additional one-year option.
This means that unless the option is exercised, Shandu will remain with Pirates until 2025.
The source also emphasised that the deal had been finalized and expressed confidence in the agreement.
Another source revealed that the potential deal may have been agreed upon even before the previous season came to an end.
The technical team at Pirates is reportedly delighted with Shandu’s performance and is eager to keep him at the club beyond his current contract.
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Bandile Shandu’s Journey at Orlando Pirates
Shandu, 28, joined Pirates in 2021 from Maritzburg United, signing a three-year contract.
His arrival at the club marked a new chapter in his career, as he sought to make an impact and contribute to the success of the team.
Hr quickly established himself as a key player in the Pirates’ defense, showcasing his skills and versatility on the field.
The Significance of Bandile Shandu’s Extension
The extension of Shandu’s contract is a significant move for Pirates.
By securing the services of such a talented player, the club aims to strengthen its defensive line and maintain stability within the team.
His experience and abilities make him a valuable asset, and his commitment to the club for another two years will undoubtedly boost the morale of both players and fans.
The Future of Orlando Pirates
With his contract extension, Pirates can now focus on building a formidable team for the upcoming seasons.
The club’s management and technical staff have shown their dedication to creating a competitive squad capable of challenging for major honors.
Shandu’s presence in the team will provide stability and leadership, as well as contribute to the development of younger players.