Superstar Monnapule Saleng to be the next Orlando Pirates exit?


After already saying goodbye to some fan favourites this window, Orlando Pirates are rumoured to be finalizing Monnapule Saleng’s exit!

Orlando Pirates have been back in pre-season mode for two weeks now with the squad beginning to shape up!

Pirates fly to Spain for the second pre-season in a row, and the squad could look different to the last.

Seven players released by Pirates

Already this off-season, Pirates have announced the departures of seven players. The first two to make way were Souiabou Marou as well as Fortune Makaringe. They were then followed by Siyabonga Mpontshane, Richard Ofori, Kermit Erasmus and Thabang Monare. The latest player leave, however, was fan favourite Vincent Pule

It was reported that more and more players would be part of a massive Pirates clear out this off season. A player like another fan favourite Monnapule Saleng also thought to be on the chopping block. Now according to Soccer-Laduma, he is, indeed close to leaving the club!

Saleng next?

“There are still few players expected to leave the club this off season and Saleng is one of them. There are just few lose ends which they are finalising on what should happen with him. At the moment it’s believed that he is not in the technical team plans and they would not just keep him r for the sake of keeping him. They are just looking at whether to loan him because he is still under contract or agree on releasing him permanently. But he is believed to be one of the players to leave the team this season. I am not sure whether it will happen after the Spain trip or before. That’s the one I am not sure of,” said one source.

A second source gave reasons why Pirates are trying to get rid of Saleng.

“If you look at the signings they have already brought in they have that in mind and they are looking at players who will be direct replacements of both Vincent Pule and Monnapule Saleng. So, they are assessing every player who they have signed in that position and that is why they want to release Saleng. The decision is as good as done. There are just a few things that they need to sort out before it’s official that he is leaving,” said the source. 

How would you feel about his exit Buccaneers?

It now remains to be seen if Pirates do, indeed, follow through with the exit of Saleng. The winger was the club’s Player of the Season just two seasons ago. 

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