Orlando Pirates beset by controversy surrounding players' off-field incidents

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Motshwari and Mhango have both attracted negative
Motshwari and Mhango have both attracted negative press related to off field matters in recent weeks
Mosele this week failed to report for national tea
Mosele this week failed to report for national team duty in mysterious circumstances
Mhango has nothing to show on the field this seaso
Mhango has nothing to show on the field this season having made off-field headlines
Motshwari was suspended by the club after charges
Motshwari was suspended by the club after charges were laid against him and has had little game time this season

The emerging trend of controversies surrounding Orlando Pirates has continued with Goodman Mosele becoming the latest squad member involved in an off-field incident.

Mosele failed to honour a Bafana Bafana call-up that left national team coach Hugo Broos furious over the player's actions.

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So far there has been no word from the club on the reason why the 21-year-old absconded, with rumours circulating that Mosele had attended a traditional ceremony.

Reports surfaced recently to suggest that Mosele may have also suffered an anxiety attack due to the demands of high-level professional football.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the Orlando Pirates players involved in recent controversies

Mosele joined the Buccaneers at the beginning of the season from Baroka FC and was set to earn his first senior national team cap. 

Meanwhile, Pirates had announced recently that midfielder Ben Motshwari had been suspended after allegations of assault were made by his girlfriend.

The charges were later believed to have been dismissed due to a lack of evidence.

Once again, there has been no further communication from Orlando Pirates on the 30-year-old's current status.

Three weeks ago, Malawian striker Gabadinho Mhango also made headlines after a reported incident where he was detained after failing to settle an eye-watering bill of R26 000 at Club Propaganda.

Video images of Mhango at the nightclub circulated soon after the reported incident. Mhango hasn't featured for Pirates in the last four outings.

Last year, star man Thembinkosi Lorch was also arrested and subsequently released on R2000 bail after an assault case was opened against him by his girlfriend.

He was charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but the charges were later withdrawn at the Randburg Magistrates Court pending further investigation.