Soccer News of Sunday, 6 July 2014

Source: ghanasportsonline

Fatau Dauda's future at Orlando Pirates uncertain

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda's future with Orlando Pirates is uncertain following the arrival of Philani Zikalala.

Zikalala has penned a three-year deal with Pirates, and he travelled to Mpumalanga with his new club on Tuesday for a 12-day pre-season training camp.

The 30-year-old goalie from KwaMashu joined Pirates at the weekend after leaving AmaZulu at the end of last season.

He became the fourth keeper on the Bucs books and joined a list that includes No1 Senzo Meyiwa, Dauda and Brighton Mhlongo.

Dauda is likely to be put on transfer as he still has a two-year contract with Pirates, who have also signed striker Tebogo Mosaole from National First Division side Santos.

Central defender Mashale Rantabane is also in Mpumalanga with Pirates after signing a three-year deal with the club.

Center back Rantabane is from National First Division side Maluti FET College.

Still with Pirates, striker Ndumiso Mabena is expected to sign with Platinum Stars this week as a replacement for Siphelele Mthembu. Mthembu left Dikwena at the end of the season to join Kaizer Chiefs.

The departure of Mabena does not come as a surprise as he did not get enough game time last season despite being the club's top goal scorer at training.

Moving to Chippa United, the Premier Soccer League returnees have signed goalkeeper Veli Motha from NFD outfit Baroka FC.

In the Free State, Bloemfontein Celtic have acquired the services of midfielder Sici Shelembe from Witbank Spurs.

Former Dikwena skipper Stanley Kgatla is searching for a new club after Mpumalanga Black Aces released him at the end of the season.

The lanky Kgatla, who once played for AmaZulu, is linked with a move to University of Pretoria and Polokwane City.