Mbesuma close to deciding Pirates' future

Mbesuma is still contracted to Pirates until the end of June next year, but he could decide to leave the club at the end of this season due to a lack of game time
By Ernest Makhaya

Collins Mbesuma's future at Orlando Pirates remains in the balance and the striker will decide his next destination in the upcoming weeks, according to his agent Mike Makaab of ProSport International.

The Zambian-born forward last kicked a ball in November last year, and he has failed to make Vladimir Vermevoic's 18-man squad since the Serb took over earlier this year.

The former Kaizer Chiefs tactician has clearly not been impressed with Mbesuma's abilities as a striker since he came in, and Makaab told Goal that his future will be decided at the end of the season.

"A final decision (on Mbesuma's future) will be made soon," Makaab confirmed to Goal.

Mbesuma, 30, was signed from Golden Arrows two seasons ago after a successful stint that saw him score seven league goals before leaving Abafana Bes'thende.

Nonetheless, he found it very challenging to reach double figures at Pirates, and this could be reason enough for the two parties to go separate ways.

Pirates have more than five strikers registered this season, but only Lennox Bacela has managed to score 13 goals in all competitions this term, with Oupa Manyisa the club's leading goalscorer in the league with four strikes.

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