Orlando Pirates have made Platinum Stars forward Mogakolodi Ngele one of their main targets ahead of the next transfer window, according to a Goal source close to the playerNgele has been the subject of much speculation once again, as the 23-year old player continues to be a consistent performer in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
A source close to the player has revealed that the Buccaneers have already secretly made contact with Stars and the player himself.
"Tsotso has informed us of Pirates interest in him, amongst other unnamed European teams that have been monitoring him since August," a Goal source said.
At some point during this past season Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns were linked with the Botswana international, but the Brazilians have since bought Bafana Bafana winger Lindokuhle Mbatha from Dikwena.
The fact that current Pirates administrative manager Floyd Mbele brought Ngele into the PSL in 2012, during his stay at Dikwena as the club's chairman, increases the chance of a possible transfer from Stars to Bucs during the winter transfer for Ngele.
"His agent (Mike Makaab) has promised Tsotso a move abroad. However, Bucs are keen in acquiring his services for the upcoming season. Even his club is aware of their interest in Tsotso," a source concluded.
The left-footed player scored 10 Absa Premiership goals in 21 league appearances during the 2012/2013 season. His impressive tally in his first PSL season, led to him being linked with big Gauteng teams, but Dikwena managed to retain his services.
Ngele shrugged off the 'One Season Wonder' tag that was handed to him by some soccer fans the following season, hitting the back of the net 10 times again. However, this time five of his goals came from Cup matches.
The Gaborone born striker capped off the 2013/2014 PSL campaign by winning the Star of the Season award during Stars' players awards ceremony. The lanky player is also a nominee for the Telkom Knockout Cup Player of the Season award.