Orlando Pirates have reportedly shown an interest in potentially bringing SuperSport United’s Thuso Phala on board in January 2019.

The 32-year-old speedy attacker has fallen out of favour under SuperSport coach Kaitano Tembo and the club could sell him in January with his contract set to expire at the end of the current season.


Cape Town City’s speedy winger Craig Martin has been heavily linked with a possible move to Orlando Pirates ahead of the January 2019 transfer window.

However, Bucs could reportedly face stiff competition from their Gauteng rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in the race for the player’s signature.

Bloemfontein Celtic defender Tshepo Rikhotso is said to be on the radar of Orlando Pirates despite having reportedly signed a new long-term deal with Phunya Sele Sele in October 2018.

The former South Africa under-23 international could reportedly follow in the footsteps of Alfred Ndengane, who joined Bucs from Celtic last month.

Free State Stars winger Sinethemba Jantjie has reportedly attracted interest from big PSL clubs including Orlando Pirates after rejecting Ea Lla Koto’s contract offer. The skillful attacker has also been linked Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs with his Stars contract set to expire at the end of this season.

AmaZulu FC striker Emiliano Tade has hit the ground running in his first season in the PSL and his exploits have reportedly caught Orlando Pirates’ attention.

The Buccaneers could reportedly make a move for the Argentine striker during the January 2019 transfer window.

Dynamos FC goalkeeper Simbarashe Chihani is reportedly on the radar of Orlando Pirates after helping the Harare giants retain their status in the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League (ZPSL). The 22-year-old could reportedly be brought in by Milutin Sredojevic’s side if the club offloads ageing keeper Wayne Sandilands in January 2019.

Black Leopards playmaker Karabo Tshepe is said to have impressed Orlando Pirates scouts and he could be on his way to the Soweto giants this January. The attacking midfielder was once linked with Pirates’ rivals Kaizer Chiefs, but the move never materialized.