- On Tuesday, the Orlando Pirates confirmed it made some cuts to the team
- The Bucs terminated the contacts of eight players, including Xola Mlambi and Augustine Mulenga
- News of the Pirates dropping some of its first-team players went viral on social media
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The Orlando Pirates have decided to cut eight first-team players from the team. The football outfit has dropped amongst others, Xola Mlambo and Augustine Mulenga.
The Pirates ended third in the previous season and have already started making changes to the team. However, this meant that despite adding new faces to the team, a couple of players got the boot.
Amongst the eight players who were shown the door were Xola Mlambo and Augustine Mulenga. They are joined by veteran defender Alfred Ndegane.
KickOff reported the Bucs said:
"Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that it has met with the following players and their respective representatives and both parties have agreed to mutually terminate," read the statement.
"The club would like to thank all the players for their service and wish them the best in their future endeavours."
News of the sackings went viral and South Africans reacted to the Bucs terminating the contracts of some of its most high-profile players.
Twitter user, @Tshepo_SS, wrote:
"Xola Mlambo must go to the coach who made him shine, TS Galaxy are building an exciting project and Mlambo will fit right in."
Meanwhile, in other sport news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported Bongani Zungu has finally joined the Rangers following a long transfer saga. The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana midfielder will get the opportunity to work with Steven Gerrard, whom he has credited as one of his childhood heroes.
Zungu moved to Rangers from Amiens on loan for the 2020/21 season but he has the option to make the deal permanent by the end of the season. Taking to Twitter, the Scottish Premier League giants confirmed the news.
The post was captioned:
"#RangersFC are today delighted to announce the signing of @BafanaBafana internationalist Bongani Zungu on loan until the end of the season, with the Light Blues holding an option to make the deal permanent next summer."
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