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Phakaaathi Reporter
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23 Jan 2017
12:53 pm

Chippa United trio move to Pirates

Phakaaathi Reporter

Defenders Marc van Heerden and James Okwuosa have joined Orlando Pirates from Chippa United.

Marc van Heerden during the South African national soccer team training session at AW Muller Stadium on May 18, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

The latter was expected to sign with the Buccaneers in the previous season after Pirates gave him what he called “a good offer”. The premature announcement saw Pirates pull out of the deal only to rekindle their interest in the new year.

Van Heerden made his long-awaited return to the PSL after AmaZulu were relegated from South Africa’s top-flight league. The left back joined the Chilli Boys from Usuthu in the National First Division, spending one season with the Port Elizabeth outfit.

Pirates recalled midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch to the team from a 6-month loan spell at Chippa United.