Orlando Pirates confirm the signing of Thamsanqa Gabuza

Gabuza has long been linked with a move to Pirates, and he has officially signed joined the Sea Robbers on a three-year deal


By Ernest Makhaya

Former Golden Arrows striker Thamsanqa Gabuza has officially concluded his move to Orlando Pirates on a three-year deal.

Gabuza confirmed the news to Goal immediately after Pirates’ 4-1 win over Zamalek on Saturday night although he wasn’t willing to go into details of his contract.

“Everything has been finalized. I have signed and I am a Pirates player now,” Gabuza told Goal.

Pirates coach Roger de Sa also confirmed Gabuza’s deal and he thinks the KwaZulu Natal-born forward will add value to the team.

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“He is our player, he has signed. I would like to believe it’s a three-year contract understanding how this team [Pirates] operates,” said De Sa.

It is an open secret that Roger de Sa admired Gabuza from when he was still in charge of Bidvest Wits, and he is happy that he will finally get to work with the lanky striker.

The Pirates mentor revealed that there is still a possibility of recruiting a few more players before the closing of the transfer window [August 31], but says they will not be pushing too hard.

“You cannot say you done with the signings until the final day. If one good player is available then we will sign him, but that particular player must be able to add value to the team.

“But having said that, I don’t think we will be pushing too hard to sign any player now that we have added a striker [Gabuza],” concluded De Sa.

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