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The Zambian striker is set to replace his compatriot Collins Mbesuma, whose future at Pirates looks uncertain for the time being

Orlando Pirates are reportedly close to signing Nkana FC striker Evans Kangwa, according to media reports in Zambia.

The Soweto giants' interest in the young striker was reported a few weeks ago, with negotiations between the two parties believed to have started.

It has now emerged that the deal is in the advanced stages, although nothing official has been said by both Pirates and Nkana FC.

Kangwa plays as a centre-forward and he's known for his ability to score important goals in and around his native land Zambia. 

He was part of the Chipolopolo side that lifted the 2012 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, and he is reported to have caught the eye of many teams in Europe.

Kangwa had unsuccessful trials with Bidvest Wits at the beginning of last season, as the Students had already exhausted their foreign quota for the season. 
 
He also spent six months with Spanish club Recreativo Huelva, but he was unfortunately not given a contract despite impressing the technical team.

Pirates are set to off-load some of their strikers ahead of the new season to try and open space for the new signings. Collins Mbesuma is one player that is likely to be released by the Buccaneers.

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