Orlando Pirates made a new deal happen for a striker in the January transfer window. The deal is not with a new player but a striker within the club as the exercised a option in the striker's contract to keep him beyond his current contract duration.
Orlando Pirates striker Tshegofatso Mabasa joined the club in 2019 from Bloemfontein Celtic and signed a three-year contract with the club at the time, and had a two-year option in the contract the club could exercise to keep him beyond his first three years.
Tshegofatso Mabasa's contract of three years were set to expire in June 2022, but it has now been reported that the club will keep him beyond June. Tshegofatso Mabasa is a great player and Pirates could do with every striker they have on their squad for the rest of the season and beyond.
The two-year option extension which was exercised by the club has been revealed by a source to the media. “Orlando Pirates have exercised their option on the contract of striker Tshegofatso Mabasa keeping the burly marksman at the club beyond the current season", said the source.
“It’s true that the player’s original deal was for three-years but the club had an option to extend for two more years, which they have now taken", the source added.
Kwame Peprah has found his striking form with Thembinkosi Lorch back in action for Pirates before the festive break started with Deon Hotto also impressing. Tshegofatso Mabasa can now add his value to the club the same as the other above-mentioned players, who are back to good form.
Orlando Pirates has done remarkably well in their last matches in 2021, so it's a good thing they have now secured the player's signature to avoid interest from other clubs.
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