PSL : Nigerian Keeper Emmanuel Daniel exit Orlando Pirates
Nigerian Keeper exit from Emmanuel Daniel from Orlando Pirates has been confirmed by Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic
Daniel impressive performances for Enugu Rangers and the Nigeria U23 team earned a big move to Pirates.
It is believed that at that time Mamelodi Sundowns were also interested in his services.
Mabaleng Sports Center reported that the Nigerian Under 23 Goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel could be released by Orlando Pirates
The Nigerian was signed earlier in February as the by Orlando Pirates as a free agent.
The Club had goalkeeping crisis that needed resolving, with Brighton Mhlongo, Jackson Mabokgwane and Siyabonga Mpontshane taking turns to blunder between the posts that saw both Sundowns and Supersport united score 12 goals passed them.
Orlando Pirates parted ways with Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gyimah. His departure opened one space in Bucs’ foreign quota for the season 2016/17, which the club used to strengthen the goalkeeping department.
Orlando Pirates now needs the space to accommodate foreigner who they want to sign
Daniel left the club without having played any official matches but only made it to the bench.
He sat amongst the substitutes for the first time in the game against Mamelodi Sundowns and was again named as against Bloemfontein Celtic, and is set to get the nod between the sticks against either Ajax Cape Town or Golden Arrows, the Buccaneers’ final two games of the league campaign.
Emmanuel was expected to get the nod between the sticks against either Ajax Cape Town or Golden Arrows, the Buccaneers’ final two games of the league campaign but it never happened
Daniel is the second goalkeeper to leave Bucs during this transfer window, following the exit of Brighton Mhlongo who will appear in the colours of Chippa United this season.
His exit from the team was confirmed by Micho at Orlando Pirates Press conference today
” Emmanuel Daniel is not with us, we have three goalkeepers Sandilands, Mabokgwane and Mpontshane”
Daniel follows the former Orlando Pirates number one keeper Brington Mhlongo who has joined Chippa United on a season loan
Daniel joins Flipi Ovono and Fatau Dauda on the list of the number keepers in the countries who couldn’t make an impact at Orlando Pirates
It appears that its now up to Wayne Sandilands, Jackson Mabokgwane and Siyabonga Mpontshane to battle it out for the number one jersey at Bucs.