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Phakaaathi Reporter
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27 Jul 2018
10:30 am

Ugandan striker set to complete Pirates move – reports

Phakaaathi Reporter

Reports in Uganda suggest that KCCA FC striker Muhammad Shaban is set to join Orlando Pirates.

KCCA FC player Shaban Muhammad PA/MOHAMED MESSARA

According to dailysportsmedia.com, Pirates and KCCA have been locked in secret talks for weeks and a close associate to the player has now confirmed that all is done.

A source close to the player told the website that Shaban, who can play across the forward line as an out-and-out striker or winger, will put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

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Shaban, who scored 13 goals as KCCA FC last season, was linked with Beşiktaş, Wydad Athletic Club and Esperance de Tunis. But it seems the Bucs have won the race for his signature.

The 20-year-old will link up with Micho Sredojevic at Pirates, with whom he worked together during the Serbian mentor’s spell with Uganda’s Cranes.