Pirates Complete Nigerian Goalkeeper Signing
Orlando Pirates Registering Emmanuel Daniel
Orlando Pirates have completed the signing of goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel.
The Nigerian was signed by the Buccaneers during the January transfer window, following his impressive trial with the club. In one of the friendly games for Bucs earlier this month, Daniel impressed in goals against National First Division side Black Leopards, with the Nigerian U23 shot-stopper keeping a clean sheet at the Orlando Stadium on that day.
“(Mamelodi) Sundowns was the first PSL club that showed interest in the player. But Pirates were quick to sign him. He is a very good goalkeeper that will add value at Pirates,” a source told the Siya crew.
Pirates are currently enduring a goalkeeping crisis. The team’s first-choice goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo has been struggling with an injury, while second choice goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane is suspended following his red card.
Yesterday, Pirates confirmed that they would be parting ways with Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gyimah. His departure has opened one space in Bucs’ foreign quota for the season, which the club is likely to use to strengthen the goalkeeping department.
Furthermore, Nigerian website Owngoalnigeria.com has confirmed that Daniel has left Enugu Rangers. Daniel has joined fellow Nigerian in defender James Okwuosa in the Pirates camp.
It remains to be seen if Bucs will successfully register the shots-topper in time for Saturday’s game against Cape Town City.