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Orlando Pirates seem to have won the battle for the signature of Ghanaian striker Yakubu Mohammed after several PSL clubs were also thought to be interested in the player

Following media reports that AshGold striker Yakubu Mohammed is wanted by several PSL teams including Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United, Goal can confirm that the Ghanaian marksman is on the verge of joining Orlando Pirates.

A source within the Pirates camp confirmed that Yakubu will have his medical with the Parktown-based outfit on Monday before concluding a three-year deal.

“His team (AshGold) is playing its final game of the season this weekend and he will be in the country on Monday for his medical tests and therefore expected to sign a three-year contract,” said the source.

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AshGold CEO Cudjoe Fianoo confirmed earlier last week that they will accept the best offer for Yakubu, and Pirates seemed hesitant as they also keeping tabs with the Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi.

However, it seems as if Yakubu wants to join the Buccaneers, but he doesn't want to get ahead of himself as AshGold would still need to decide on the offer tabled by the Soweto giants.

Should Yakubu join Pirates, he would become the second Ghanaian player to sign for Bucs, following the acquisition of goalkeeper Fatau Dauda who was signed last week.

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