Highlands Park release Orlando Pirates defender Brian Hlongwa

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Highlands Park have released a player that was sent to them on loan from Orlando Pirates at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Pirates defender Brian Hlongwa could be expected to find himself a new club after being released from his loan spell with Highlands.

The 23-year-old former Real Kings centre-back was expected to remain with the Lions of the North until the end of the season, but coach Owen Da Gama seems to have grown impatient with the player.

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Hlongwa has gone on several loan spells since joining The Buccaneers in 2016 from the KZN Academy, and has yet to make a single top flight appearance apart from two Nedbank Cup Last 32 appearances with Kings back in 2017 and 2018.

With Josef Zinnbauer having since taken over the reins at the Soweto outfit, it is as yet unknown whether he will return to his original employers or find another team to join for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.