Lamontville Golden Arrows have raided the Orlando Pirates camp for four players, while one more Bucs player could soon move to the KwaZulu-Natal side, Goal revealsArrows boosted their squad by adding newly signed Pirates quartet, defenders Itumeleng Tlali, Mashale Rantabane, strikers Zukile Mkhize and Tebogo Masaole to their National First Division (NFD) 2014/15 squad.
Goal has been informed by a well placed source at Pirates, and the Bucs official also revealed that one more player could soon move to Abafana Besithende.
"Well, as we all know the two club bosses (Mato Madlala and Irvin Khoza) have a healthy business relationship. So four of our of players have been transferred to Arrows on loan," the source told Goal.
Exciting young forward Mkhize recently signed for Bucs from Blue Birds FC, while former Santos striker Masaole joined Pirates in June.
"Masaole, Rantabane, Mkhize and Tlali will be Arrows players this season. One or two of our players might soon join them there. But it will all depend on how the negotiations go," the source said to Goal.
Versatile defender Tladi was acquired from Mbombela United by Pirates, and ex-Maluti FET College vice captain Mashale Rantabane had signed a pre-contract with Bucs earlier this year.
"All four deals are season-long loan deals. Hopefully they will play regularly and come back having improved their game," the source concluded to Goal.
Midfielders Manti Moholo, William Twala and striker Rudolf Bester spent last season on loan at Arrows from the Buccaneers.