Orlando Pirates deny knowledge of Rantabane deal

Orlando Pirates have reportedly signed Maluti FET College player Mashale Rantabane on a three-year deal, but Mbele tells Goal that the signing isn't a forgone conclusion
Goal spoke exclusively to Pirates administrative manager Floyd Mbele about their reported interest in Rantabane.

"Rantabane? Well, I am not aware if we have signed him or not," Mbele told Goal.

The 23-year defender has been a regular for National First Division(NFD) rookies Maluti this season. His team is currently fourth on the NFD standings.

Meanwhile, Mbele also revealed the status of Thabo Rakhale's future at Pirates.

"The only player we have at Polokwane City is Thabo Rakhale. Lastly, contract talks regarding Rakhale's contract extension have yet to begin," he told Goal.