Tshegofatso Mabasa: Earmarked for Orlando Pirates exit?


A search for a new team could be an option for the on-loan Orlando Pirates striker, should he not return to Orlando Pirates at the end of the season. 

Having spent the 2022/23 PSL campaign with Sekhukhune United on loan from Pirates, Tshegofatso Mabasa is facing an uncertain future as the season nears the end. 

Pirates are set to welcome some of the players back from their respective spells on loan with young sensation Boitumelo Radiopane, who is doing well at Motsepe Foundation Championship side Cape Town Spurs, is expected to make a certain return to Pirates.

However, his striking counterpart, Tshegofatso Mabasa could be in the hunt for a new club in the 2023/24 campaign, should Bucs decide against utilising his services in their squad next season. According to a source close to the Soweto giants the forward is facing uncertain future at Pirates. 

“TG” as the player is known in football circles circles, is struggling for form at Sekhukhune United. 

The 26-year old Mabasa has featured in 14 Dstv Premiership matches for Sekhukhune  this season, and scored just two goals for the Kempton Park based outfit so far. 

It’s unlikely that Sekhukhune will extend Mabasa’s stay with them beyond his loan spell.

Prior to joining Sekhukhune, Mabasa battled to establish himself at Bucs. He had hoped to resurrect his career with Babina Noko, something he has failed to do in the 2022 /23 season. 

Mabasa has been at Pirates for the past three years, after arriving from Bloemfontein Celtic in 2019. He has scored three goals in 22 appearances for Pirates last season, and he previously won the MTN8 with Orlando Pirates in 2020. 

In his first two seasons at Pirates, he scored 15 goals in 44 games. He was also wanted by Chippa United and Richard’s Bay, but appears to favour remaining in Gauteng. 

It now remains to be seen if the Buccaneers will opt to keep him on their books once he returns, or if he’s sent out on loan again or released. 

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