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Phakaaathi Reporter
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31 Aug 2017
12:55 pm

Ajax sign young Pirates defender

Phakaaathi Reporter

Ajax Cape Town have announced the signing of Tercious Malepe on a season-long loan deal from Orlando Pirates.

Tercious Malepe, captain of the SA U20 . (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Tercious Malepe, 20-year-old defender from Orlando Pirates, is seen as a replacement for Rivaldo Coetzee who is subject of a move to Pirates or Mamelodi Sundowns.

Malepe is a full South African International having represented Bafana Bafana at the 2016 and 2017 Cosafa Cup.

He was also part of Stuart Baxter’s squad for the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers, alongside new teammates Masilake Phohlongo and Roscoe Pietersen.

Malepe has also played for South Africa at U20 & U23 level, having captained his country at both the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia and the U20 FIFA World Cup in South Korea earlier this year.

He was also part of the SA Under-23 squad that played in the Olympics in Brazil last year.