Orlando Pirates have officially announced the signings of Nkosinathi Sibisi and Thapelo Xoki from Golden Arrows and AmaZulu to bolster their squad for the 2022-23 season.
Sibisi joins the Buccaneers after the club reached an agreement with Arrows, with him set to officially become a Pirates player when the transfer window opens on 1 July.
The 26-year-old ends his seven-year stint with Arrows having scored four goals and assisted a further one in 112 appearances across all competitions.
Meanwhile, Xoki made the switch to the Soweto giants in a deal where striker Gabadinho Mhango moved to AmaZulu after he made 138 appearances in all competition for Usuthu, while scoring nine goals and assisting a further one.
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The Soweto giants confirmed the news in an official statement on their website:
“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Golden Arrows for the transfer of Nkosinathi Sibisi.
“The Buccaneers have agreed a deal with Abafana Bes’thende, and the player himself, that will see the 26-year-old defender move to Orlando Stadium when the transfer window re-opens on July 1st.
“Orlandopiratesfc.com can also confirm the signing of another defender, 27-year-old Tapelo Xoki joins the Club from AmaZulu in a deal that sees Gabadinho Mhango moving to Usuthu.”