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Phakaaathi Reporter
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1 Feb 2019
10:53 am

Pirates add three players to Caf squad

Phakaaathi Reporter

The Soweto Giants now have 30 players in their squad for the continental club competition.

Luvuyo Memela of Orlando Pirates celebrates goal during the 2017/18 Absa Premiership football match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City. (Gavin Barker/BackpagePix)

Pirates have added goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands, midfielder Luvuyo Memela, and the experienced Thabo Matlaba.

The Soweto Giants now have 30 players in their squad for the continental club competition.

The technical team had initially left three spots vacant at the start of their campaign. Pirates administrative officer Floyd Mbele said having to contest the league title and the Caf Champions league had led to the club having to make three more players available.

“As you already know, CAF allows clubs to register a total of 30 players for the competition and as a club we had decided to register only 27 players at the time as we felt this number was sufficient to get us through the preliminary stages of the competition which we did,” Mbele told the club’s website.

“Now that we have to juggle between a congested league season and travelling around the continent for the Champions League, it’s important that we have enough players in both competitions to allow the technical team enough depth to compete.”

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