Orlando Pirates extend Mpho Makola, Luvuyo Memela deals

Memela, 30, has cemented his place in the Bucs starting line-up, while Makola, 31, remains a key player for the Houghton-based outfit

Orlando Pirates have triggered one-year options on three of their midfielders.

The Soweto giants have tied down Luvuyo Memela and Mpho Makola until June 2020 after exercising the one-year options on their contracts.

Pirates made the announcement on their official website on Monday:

A club statement read: "Orlando Pirates Football Club has triggered the extension clauses for midfielders Luvuyo Memela and Mpho Makola.

"With these extensions, both players will be tied to the club until June 2020."

Bucs administrative officer Floyd Mbele also disclosed that the club had triggered their one-year extension clause for Gift Motupa.

“I can confirm that the Club has triggered the extension clauses of both Memela and Makola,” Mbele told the site.

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“Furthermore, I can reveal that we have triggered our extension clause for Gift Motupa, who is still on loan at Baroka FC," he concluded.

Motupa, 23, has impressed at Baroka having netted five times in 11 PSL matches thus far this season.