Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Pirates offload Okonkwo, Chinyama

Premier Soccer League club Orlando Pirates have released Nigerian midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo and Zimbabwean striker Takesure Chinyama, following the expiry of their contracts.

"We have released them and given them their clearances. Their contracts have expired," said Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza in an interview with the Sowetan.

Chinyama’s departure should make space for Bloemfontein Celtic striker Lennox Bacela, who is reportedly close to signing for Pirates. In exchange, Pirates will loan out one or two players to Celtic.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club would like to confirm that midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo and striker Takesure Chinyama will not be part of the squad for the 2013/14 season. Both players were handed letters last week by management confirming their releases.

“The club would like to thank Mr Okonkwo and Mr Chinyama for their services and wish them the best in their future endeavours,” the club said in a statement on their website.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Dr Errol Sweeney
Was Liverpool goal a 'genuine' penalty?
The ref bashers were out in force yesterday following Liverpool’s one nil win over Swansea City in...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Klopp keeps it simple
Two events show why the players have easily taken to what Jurgen Klopp is asking of them.

Sunday Oliseh
Coaching Eagles: What they won’t tell you
Two days after starting as chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria a representative of a major...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria needs something valid to celebrate
The Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium erupted in an orgy of celebration after Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0.