Orlando Pirates announce agreement for Riyaad Norodien and Abbubaker Mobara as well as Bernard Morrison


“Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Ajax Cape Town for the services of Abbubaker Mobara and Riyaad Norodien,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

Club chairman Irvin Khoza was delighted with the club’s capture of the Ajax duo.

“I am pleased to announce the successful negotiations between ourselves and Ajax Cape Town over the services of Mobara and Norodien,” he is quoted as saying on the club’s official webiste.

“We have been given the go-ahead to make contact with both players and finalise personal terms. Obviously, with someone like Mobara currently in Namibia with the South African national team, we will only be able to finalise with him and his representatives when he returns from international duty. However, we will be finalising soon with Norodien.”

Khoza then also confirmed Morrison’s arrival at Mayfair, as revealed on Sunday by snl24.com/kickoff – a story we broke and followed through since 22 April.

“An agreement has been reached and signed after a revised offer was sent to AS Vita,” he said. “We are happy with this acquisition and trust that Morrison will have a successful stay at the club.”

He also revealed that a number of players will be released from the Soweto giants.

“The club will be making an announcement next week regarding the players who will be released,” confirmed Khoza.

New coach Muhsin Ertugral will arrive at the end of the week to finalise matters with the club, while the rest of his technical team and the players are set to return on 4 July.