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Former Pirates midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo is expected to sign with MP Black Aces early next week

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo could soon sign a contract with the new PSL boys Mpumalanga Black Aces.

The Nigerian international was released by Pirates earlier this week, and he immediately received a call from Aces for a possible move.

A source close to Okonkwo confirmed to Goal that the two parties are still engaged in negotiations, but revealed that nothing has been finalized.

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“Aces gave him a call on Tuesday and they are still negotiating, but he hasn’t committed himself to anything as yet. So, nothing has been finalized,” revealed our source.

Apparently, the 31-year-old Okonkwo didn’t want to immediately commit himself to Aces, because the club was about to appoint a new coach, and also because their promotion to the PSL hasn’t been confirmed.

“Remember Aces didn’t have a coach and they still have a case (pending). So, he didn’t want to make a decision without knowing all that.

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“I am sure he is aware that Clive has been appointed, and I am sure he will now decide on whether to join them or not,” added our source.

AmaZayoni have since appointed Clive Barker as their new head coach on a two-year contract, but it remains to be seen whether Okonkwo will be tempted to join the former Bafana mentor.

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