Orlando Pirates have announced the return of striker Ndumiso Mabena and the signing utility right back, Craig Martin from Cape Town City
Mabena, who was part of the team that won the double treble in 2010/2011 season under then coach Ruud Krol, was a free agent after parting ways with Royal AM few months back. Meanwhile, Martin joins the Sea Robbers from Cape Town City after an exceptional few seasons with the Citizens.
The Buccaneers have been busy with their cheque book in the past transfer window, managing to deliver two of the team’s main transfer targets in Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo and Miguel Timm, while Kermit Erasmus was also returned from Mamelodi Sundowns.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Ndumiso Mabena and Craig Martin,” the club’s statement reads.
“Mabena returns to the place he called home between 2009 and 2014 before going on to play for Platinum Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic and then recently Royal AM. The 35-year-old joins the Buccaneers on a one and a half season deal.
Meanwhile, the flying wing back Craig Martin will be joining the Soweto Giants in January following an agreement between the Buccaneers and Cape Town City for an undisclosed fee. The 29-year-old signed on the dotted line today on a two and a half season deal.”
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