Ayanda Gcaba on the hunt for a new club following Orlando Pirates exit

With his contract set to expire at the end of June 2018, the versatile defender will play his football elsewhere during the upcoming season

Ayanda Gcaba’s agent Mike Makaab has confirmed his client is not going to report for pre-season camp at Orlando Pirates.

This comes after the defender is set to be released by the Buccaneers and his handlers are working around the clock to find a new home for their client. 

Makaab of Prosport International confirmed that his client is looking for a new club as he hopes to continue with his football career.

Gcaba spent the past season out on loan with Platinum Stars, but could not help them avoid relegation after finishing at the bottom of the table.

Following the Ajax Cape Town/Tendai Ndoro eligibility case, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the South African Football Association (Safa) ruled against the Urban Warriors, meaning that the Rustenburg-based side qualified for the PSL/National First Division play-Offs.

However, Gcaba and his teammates failed to win a single game in the play-offs as they were automatically demoted to the NFD.

“We’re working hard on this, trying to make sure he gets a new club sooner rather than later,” Makaab told Daily Sun.

“Right now, I can’t be specific about the club, but what I can say is we’re looking at all opportunities for him,” he explained.

“But I can confirm that he’s not going back to Orlando Pirates,” he continued.

“Like I said before, we’ll look at all the opportunities,” concluded the former coach.

The 32-year-old versatile defender joined Pirates from Free State Stars in 2012 and is one of many players set to make their way out of the Soweto giants.

Before joining Dikwena during the January transfer window, the Port Shepstone-born was reportedly wanted by AmaZulu.

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Gcaba competed with the likes of Thabo Matlaba, Innocent Maela, Marc Van Heerden, Mthokozisi Dube for the left back position but coach Milutin Sredojevic preferred Dube and Maela.