Unhappy Bucs star agitating for move amid R9 million bid

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Kwame Peprah (right) with Deon Hotto (centre) and Olisa Nhah ahead of Orlando Pirates' game against Royal AM
Kwame Peprah (right) with Deon Hotto (centre) and Olisa Nhah ahead of Orlando Pirates' game against Royal AM
Darren Stewart

Orlando Pirates forward Kwame Peprah's future at the club has become increasingly uncertain as the club having received a lucrative offer close to R9 million during the current transfer window.

From the highs of making 38 appearances last season in his debut season at Pirates, Peprah has now started a solitary match during the opening nine matches played to date this season with Bienvenu Eva Nga preferred.

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Information reaching this website suggests that the Ghana forward is unhappy at not playing and is open to a move during this window.

"We are working on something for Kwame to happen in this window even if it means a move to another club in South Africa on loan because priority is that he should play," a source tells KickOff.

"Kwame is unhappy on the bench because he wants to play and what is even more disappointing is that he had offers during the window

"He is a young and ambitious forward who is disappointed that he has now been relegated to the bench.

"He had hopes of at least attracting the national team selectors’ attention ahead of the World Cup but all of that is down the drain now.

"Pirates were approached for a USD100 000 (approx. R1,7 million) loan and then a permanent transfer of USD500 000 (approx. R8,87 million) but both inquiries were not responded to.

"A move to the unnamed club abroad would have also improved Peprah’s earnings.

"So, if you’re going to keep on the bench a player whom you had a USD500 000 deal on the table for but rejected then you must play him to show much how you value him.

"If you’re rejected that kind of money then the player must be important.

"We still want to make a move for Kwame and maybe get him out of the club on loan before the window closes.

"The boy will not be happy with continuing on the bench because his value will drop, and the issue is that after this season he will have another year on his deal.

"It might even get worse for him at Pirates when Evidence Makgopa starts playing as well," added the source.

Other deals that were proposed included the Italian Serie B, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, France, and Libya.

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