In a twist of events, former South African youth international midfielder, Pule Maraisane has surfaced elsewhere, despite confirming a deal with Orlando Pirates.
He spent much of his youth football playing abroad, his last club being Cerkezköy 1911 in Turkey and while abroad, had been linked to both Cape Town City and Pirates.
The latest in the Maraisane saga is that he has surfaced at Farouk Khan’s Stars of Africa academy. The enterprising attacker featured in a friendly match between the academy and ABC Motsepe league side, La Masia on Tuesday evening.
The 24-year-old made a return to Mzansi shores at the end of last season and what appeared to be a dream move, signing for the Bucaneers, with the player confirming a three-year deal with Pirates at the time.
The player trained with Bucs briefly on the team’s return for pre-season, although he was left behind for training camps in Rustenburg, in the North West, and in Cape Town respectively during the final preparations for the season.
Pirates neither officially confirmed his signing nor allocated him a jersey number, although during the Carling Black Label Cup Soweto Derby match against Kaizer Chiefs in July, images of Maraisane amongst Bucs players and in club’s colours emerged online.
Maraisane’s contract with Pirates, which he revealed, seems to be in question and it does not seem as though he will turn out for the Buccaneers after all.
It remains to be seen what his next move will be. The Siya crew will investigate further and keep you updated.