Orlando Pirates have confirmed the departures of midfielder Linda Mntambo and defender Ntsikelelo Nyauza.
The Sea Robbers have been busy cleaning house over the last couple of weeks following a disappointing 2021/22 season.
The club revealed the departures of co-coach Fadlu Davids and former Bafana Bafana skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo last week, before a busy start to the week saw the club announce the departures of Kwanda Mngonyama, Abel Mabaso, Justice Chabalala, Elson Sithole, Wayne Sandilands and Thabang Monare.
They also announced the arrivals Evidence Makgopa, Bienvenu Eva Nga, Miguel Timm and Azola Matrose.
The changes have continued at the end of the week with the club announcing Mntambo and Nyauza departures with a statement on the website.
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“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that midfielder Linda Mntambo has moved to Sekhukhune United after agreeing terms with the Club,” read the statment.
“Mntambo, who joined the Club in 2018 having had spells at Jomo Cosmos and Chippa United, went on to register 71 appearances for the Buccaneers in all competitions, scoring 8 times and recording 6 assists.
“The 33-year-old will be missed in the Bucs changeroom for the positive spirit that he bought in the squad. Although he leaves us as a player today, there is no doubt that he will return to his boyhood club one day to serve in a different capacity.
“Meanwhile, orlandopiratesfc.com can confirm the amicable parting of ways with Ntsikelelo Nyauza following a meeting between both parties on Wednesday.
“The 32-year-old defender has been at the heart of the Bucs defence since joining in 2013. After Captain Happy Jele, “Ntsiki” as he is affectionately known was the second most experienced player at the Club with 192 appearances under his belt, including 7 goals and 4 assists.
“The Club would like to thank both Mntambo and Nyauza for their contribution and professionalism they displayed during their time with us, and we wish them both all the best for the future.