Pirates administrative manager Floyd Mbele tells Goal that midfielder Tlou Segolela is still a Buccaneer having decided to hold on to the player despite interest from Aces
Pirates speedy winger Segolela was heavily linked with a last minute loan move to Mpumalanga Black Aces, as the PSL Transfer Window officially shut down on Friday afternoon.
Goal broke the news of Segolela's possible move Aces on Friday, with AmaZayoni head coach Clive Barker confirming that they were in talks with Bucs regarding the services of the 26-year-old midfielder.
"Well, what I can confirm is that Segolela did not join Aces. He's still our player. This much I can tell you," Mbele told Goal.
"As, for what Aces officials told you, I can't comment on that. Like I said Segolela still with us," he added.
Goal has established that the deal for Segolela to join Aces was close, but the two clubs couldn't beat the deadline set by the PSL for the Limpopo-born player to be registered.
Now, it remains to be seen if Segolela will feature in any of the Pirates games until the next Transfer Window opens in January 2015, as it became clear that Vladimir Vermezovic was willing to let him go, especially now that he's got Thabo Qalinge and Thabo Rakhale in his position.
Meanwhile, Mbele also confirmed that midfielder Lwazi Skosana has joined Polokwane City on a season-long deal.
"Regarding Skosana, he was not sold to Polokwane, instead it's a loan move. He will be back next season," Mbele revealed.
Skosana, formerly with Moroka Swallows, signed for Pirates late last year after undergoing successful trials under the watchful eye of former Bucs coach Roger de Sa.
Nonetheless, the 23-year-old midfielder could not register a single official appearance for Bucs and Goal exclusively reported early last month that he was set to be loaned out this season to get some much needed game time elsewhere.