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The Ashanti Gold striker successfully undergone his medical at Pirates over two weeks ago, but he then flew back to Ghana

Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa has told Goal that he is not aware of Ghana and Ashanti Gold striker Yakubu Mohammed’s reasons to leave the club having trained with the rest of the team once.

De Sa dismissed reports that his technical team thought Yakubu wasn’t good enough for a club like Pirates, as he revealed that they couldn’t assess the 23-year-old forward based on a single training session.   

“Yakubu only trained with us once then he went back home. I don’t know his reasons, but we certainly couldn’t assess him based on a single training session,” De Sa told Goal.

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Despite Yakubu’s claims that he is coming back to South Africa to conclude his deal with Pirates, De Sa doesn’t “think” that the Ghanaian will join the Sea Robbers.

“I don’t think he is coming back to join us and that’s if he is really coming back to South Africa,” added De Sa.

Goal went on to contact the Pirates PRO Mickey Modisane who could not comment if the club is still interested in Yakubu’s services, but he promised that the striker’s fate will be known by next week.

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“I cannot comment on the issue of Yakubu at the moment, but I can be able to say something next week,” Modisane told Goal.

Pirates have recently acquired Lennox Bacela from Bloemfontein Celtic, and they are also believed to be after Kermit Erasmus’ signature.

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