With Orlando Pirates understood to have signed 33-year-old Makhehleni Makhaula on a pre-contract from AmaZulu, we take a look at 10 of the oldest players signed by the Buccaneers in recent times.
According to SABC Sport, the Usuthu captain, who turns 34 in November, will be making his way to Parktown at the end of the campaign, after three years in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
There have been questions about the midfielders age, but Pirates are no strangers to roping in experienced players.
Scroll through the gallery below to see the oldest players signed by Pirates.
Just this season, the Buccaneers welcomed back Ndumiso Mabena, at 35 the former Royal AM captain is the oldest ever player signed by the club. It is the veteran forward’s second stint in Black and White.Prior to Mabena’s arrival, the record for oldest player signed by Pirates belonged to Luis Boa Morte and Gilbert Mushangazikhe who were both roped in by Pirates at the age of 34.Are you enjoying our new online stadium? SNL24.com is Soccer Laduma’s new home. You’ll not only get the best soccer news, but you will also be able to comment on articles, view other comments, save articles to read later and much more! SIGN UP for free and explore our new home!Perhaps the most impactful player who was signed by Pirates in his mid-thirties is Benni McCarthy.In the 2011/12 season, a then 33-year-old McCarthy was roped in by Pirates as a free agent and had an instant impact as he led the Buccaneers to a treble that season. He spent two campaigns with the Buccaneers before calling time on his career.Read: Zooming In On Motaung Jr: What Has He Achieved As Sporting Director?You must be SIGNED IN to read and post comments.