Pirates set to offer Siyabonga Sangweni new contract

Sangweni joined the Buccaneers from Arrows back in 2011 and he is set to remain at the club for little longer, with Dr Irvin Khoza ready to extend his contract, Goal investigates
By Ernest Makhaya

Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana defender Siyabonga Sangweni is expected to hold talks and renew his contract with the club in the near future.

Sangweni's current deal with the 2013 Caf Champions League finalists will expire at the end of June this year, and the player previously expressed his desire to stay longer at Pirates.

Goal understands that the chairman (Dr Irvin Khoza) is now ready to offer the 32-year-old centre-back an extension following his recovery from a long term injury.

Sangweni last kicked a ball in October 2013 against Mpumalanga Black Aces, but he returned to full training earlier this month from an Achilles tendon injury that kept him on the sidelines for over four months.

He sat on the bench for the first time last Friday (against Santos in the Nedbank Cup), and coach Vladimir Vermezovic has reportedly been impressed with what he has seen in Sangweni thus far.

At this stage it is unknown how long his contract extension at the club will be, but the Empangeni-born player, Sangweni will be hoping for a longer stay.

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