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Pirates confirm the signing of talented midfielder Mlambo from Wits

29 January 2018 - 14:32 By Ofentse Ratsie
New Orlando Pirates midfielder Xola Mlambo.
New Orlando Pirates midfielder Xola Mlambo.
Image: Instagram/Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates have confirmed the signing of talented midfielder Xolani Mlambo from BidVest Wits just days before the January transfer window closes Wednesday.

The Soweto giants announced the much-speculated deal on their official Twitter page on Monday morning.

The announcement comes as Pirates prepare for their clash against Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday evening.

"Orlando Pirates Football Club is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with Bidvest Wits for the signing of midfielder Xolani Mlambo‚" the club said.

‘Ten Ten’‚ as the 26-year old is affectionately known‚ arrives at the club at a time when coach Milutin Sredojevic seeks to re-shape his squad.

Mlambo now faces the challenge of fighting for his place in an already bloated midfield position of the club.

He will have to prove his talents against the likes of midfielders Thembinkosi Lorch‚ Yusuf Maart‚ Mpho Makola‚ Luvoyo Memela‚ Bernard Morrison‚ Riyaad Norodien‚ Musa Nyatama‚ Thabo Qalinge‚ Thamsanqa Sangweni‚ Issa Sarr and Gladwin Sitholo.