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Orlando Pirates' search for prolific striker continues after missing out on Jeremy Brockie

5:22 PM MYT 25/01/2018
Jeremy Brockie, Mamelodi Sundowns
The Buccaneers have been relying on attacking midfielder Memela for goals in recent times

Orlando Pirates are hoping to add some firepower to their squad before the current Transfer Window closes next week.

New Zealand international Jeremy Brockie, who is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the country, recently snubbed Bucs and he joined Mamelodi Sundowns from SuperSport United during the current Transfer Window. 

Pirates have struggled in front of goal this season, having scored 18 goals in 18 matches, despite having the likes of Thamsanqa Gabuza, Ayanda Nkosi, Thabiso Kutumela and Lyle Foster in their striking department.

When speaking to The Star, Bucs' administrative manager Floyd Mbele insisted they are still keen on landing a clinical marksman.

“The search is still on. We still want to sign a striker. That is on top of our priority right now," said Mbele.

"We are not disappointed that we missed out on Brockie. Why should we become disappointed? In football you win some and lose some and you need to understand that," he explained.

"So we are not disappointed that we missed out on him," the Bucs continued. 

Gabuza and Luvuyo Memela are Pirates' leading scorers in the league, having both scored three goals.

“If we can find a striker that can score goals then we would sign. Obviously we need to have a time frame but the search is still on,” Mbele concluded.

The Buccaneers were also linked with Thobani Mncwango, Polokwane City striker Rodney Ramagalela and Maritzburg United forward Evans Rusike ahead of the current Transfer Window.

Mncwango has since joined Bidvest Wits from Polokwane, while Maritzburg have made it clear that Zimbabwe international Rusike is not for sale.

According to the latest reports, Polokwane have slapped a price tag of around R6 million on Ramagalela’s signature.

It remains to be seen whether Pirates will make a move for the former Sundowns marksman and pay Rise and Shine's asking price this month.

The 29-year-old is the current PSL top goalscorer with nine goals from 18 games.