Among the names that were said to be targeted for the Soweto giants included the likes of Moeketsi Sekola who is currently with Chippa United on a deal from Highlands Park and Cuthbert Malajila who has fallen down the pecking order in Pitso Mosimane’s Mamelodi Sundowns team.
Indications from Siya sources close to the Parktown-based club is that although Polokwane City striker Thobani Mncwango’s name had been thrown into the mix, the Buccaneers are no longer interested in luring the 29-year-old to Parktown.
“The club was highly interested in Thobani about two or three seasons ago when he scored 13 goals for Polokwane City. However, since then there has been no interest in bringing him to the team,” revealed the source.
The biggest name that has been linked with Pirates in the upcoming window transfer period is that of Colombian striker Leonardo Castro. Since reports surfaced that the 28-year-old was facing an exit from Mamelodi Sundowns, both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have monitored the situation closely in the hope of landing Castro’s signature.
Although there are suggestions that Chiefs are leading the race to sign the Colombian should he fail to resolve issues and sign a new deal with Sundowns, Pirates cannot be ruled out of the race to land the prolific striker.