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Pirates are biding their time - De Sa



Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa says the club are biding their time in the transfer window and will not rush to make deals.

De Sa admits that he would like to add new players to his squad – targeting the centre-back, winger and striker positions – but says Bucs are looking for players who can go straight into the first team if needs be.

It is no secret that Pirates are trying to add Maritzburg United’s Ghana international Mohamed Awal to fill the defensive role, but with the KwaZulu-Natal side refusing to sell they might have to look elsewhere … or stump up more cash.

“We are looking around like everybody else and weighing up our options, but there is nothing definite yet,” De Sa tells supersport.com. “I think it is going to be quite an interesting two weeks until the close of the transfer window though with some big deals to be done.

“For us, we have made no secret that we are looking to bring in quality depth in certain areas – we have a lot of league matches between now and the end of the season, the Nedbank Cup also and we want to be competitive in Africa [the CAF Champions League].

“We want to keep the success of the last few seasons going and to do that we will probably need to make some signings this month.”

Zimbabwe midfielder Ronald Chitiyo will this week start a trial with Pirates with a view to a move from Monomotapa FC.



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