Orlando Pirates midfielder Liphoko fails to shine in Europe

The 18-year-old Liphoko is expected to continue playing in the PSL next season although Pirates could again send him out on loan

Orlando Pirates midfielder Tshepo Liphoko is expected to be back in the country in the next few days after an unsuccessful trial in Europe.

Liphoko left the country last week to undergo trials in Greece with OFI Crete, but he failed to shine and the Greek side decided against offering him a deal.

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ProSport International’s Paschalis Tountouris confirmed on his twitter account that Liphoko was carrying a minor injury which didn’t help the situation during his week-long trial at OFI Crete.

The 18-year-old midfielder should re-join Orlando Pirates next week as they continue to prepare for the 2013/2014 PSL season.

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However, Liphoko could again be sent out on loan as Pirates have already made a few signings to bolster their midfield department.

Liphoko spent the second half of last season on loan with Golden Arrows, and although he impressed during his stint at the Durban-based club, he is unlikely to break into the Pirates starting line-up.

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