Wome prefers Orlando Pirates stay over SuperSport United return

The Togolese midfielder has made a big impact since his arrival from SuperSport United at the beginning of the year

Orlando Pirates attacking midfielder Dove Wome is reluctant to return to SuperSport United as he looks to secure a permanent deal with the Soweto giants.

“I wish this can be home. If the decision was only up to me‚ I know what I would decide on. I am still waiting for both clubs to decide what is the next step,” Wome told The Sowetan.

The 26-year-old never made the grade under Stuart Baxter and was forced to make a loan move to Bucs, and he hasn’t disappointed to date, scoring four goals in 16 matches in all competitions.

The two clubs meet in the Nedbank Cup final on Saturday, with the winner set to represent the country in the Caf Confederation Cup next year.

“Both are good clubs, but Pirates are bigger than SuperSport in Africa. Everyone wants to play for a big club. But it depends on how much they want you. If they really want you‚ they will show up and we will take it from there. Pirates have a big profile on the continent. Everyone knows them,” Wome said.

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It’s the continental pedigree and what they have achieved in Caf competitions in recent years that makes Wome to want to stay beyond June.

“If you play for a big team like Pirates and you are a regular‚ the national team selectors know that they have to call you up, but Pirates need to be playing in Africa for them to help me with increasing my profile and chances of returning to the Togo national team," he explained.

"To be in Africa we have to win this Cup. I am dying to be back in the national team. The last time I went there it was for a friendly. I couldn’t go for a qualifier because of family reasons. I will be there in the next qualifier,” Wome said.

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