Wayne Sandilands agrees short-term stay at Orlando Pirates


Orlando Pirates have made a decision on the future of goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands, whose contract was up for review.

Sandilands joined Pirates from Mamelodi Sundowns in July 2017, when he signed a three-year deal that was set to expire on June 30.

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The player’s agent Steve Kapeluschnik has since confirmed to snl24.com/kickoff that the club has made the decision to retain the 36-year-old shot-stopper on a short-term deal until the 2019/20 season is completed.

When that will be is not yet confirmed, though the PSL held a board of governors meeting earlier this week to deliberate on the way forward after government issued the green light on their protocols for a safe return to training and play.

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Sandilands has been The Buccaneers’ number one for the past two seasons and has played a key role this season, registering nine clean sheets in 21 appearances thus far.

He will be particularly crucial once the campaign resumes, with the team currently placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log table and seven more games to decide their final outcome.

Further decisions on his future beyond the end of the current season will be made at a later time.

Check out where Sandilands ranks amongst the top 8 candidates for the Absa Prem Goalkeeper of the Season award for 2019/20

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