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Orlando Pirates won't rush into announcing Alfred Ndengane's acquisition

14:22 GMT+4 03/11/2018
Thamsanqa Gabuza, Orlando Pirates & Alfred Ndengane, Bloemfontein Celtic, August 2018
The Soweto giants are yet to announce the centre back's arrival despite his presence at the club

Orlando Pirates remain cagey regarding defender Alfred Ndengane's impending move to the Buccaneers.

Ndengane has reportedly been training with Pirates, but an announcement is yet to be made.

“We will wait for the right time and then announce everything regarding Ndengane. That is what I can say for now,” Pirates' administrator Floyd Mbele told Isolezwe.

The centre-back recently parted ways with Bloemfontein Celtic last month and was expected to be unveiled by the Soweto giants after he was spotted at the Orlando Stadium against Golden Arrows last month.

Ndengane is expected to compete for a spot in the starting line-up against the likes of Happy Jele, Marshall Munetsi and Marcelo among others. 

“For now we have different competitions the club is participating in. It is very difficult for us to divulge or announcements of this nature,” he added.

“When the time is right we will make announcements regarding Ndengane,” concluded Mbele.

While speculation is rife regarding the future of the defender, Pirates will look to reach the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout as they travel to Usuthu on Saturday evening at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.