Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Jackson Mabokgwane weighs up options after Pirates exit

Jackson Mabokgwane of Orlando PiratesFormer Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane is on the search for a new club after his contract with the Soweto giants was not renewed.

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Goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane is weighing up his options after his departure from Orlando Pirates earlier in the week.

The shot-stopper was among four first team players released by the club, alongside Abbubaker Mobara, Thabo Qalinge and Ayanda Nkosi.

This ended his three-year stay with the Soweto giants, who he joined in July 2016 – leaving the now-defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces.

On Friday, Mabokgwane took to Twitter to give his thanks to the club.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Orlando Pirates family for an amazing journey and the time i spent as part of the family. I’ll forever cherish the memories. Thanks for all the love and support.”

Jackson Mabokgwane

Why Pirates released Jackson Mabokgwane

Despite letting go of a first team option between the posts, the Buccaneers are still well stocked in that department, with Wayne Sandilands, Siyabonga Mpontshane and Brilliant Khuzwayo still at the club.

According to Mabokgwane’s agent, Jazzman Mahlakgane, who spoke to KickOff, the 31-year-old was only released because his contract had come to an end.

“What happened at Pirates is that his contract ended. So with his contract finished, the team’s explanation was that amongst the goalkeepers they have, he is the one whose contract has expired. So obviously then, they opted not to renew. So we’ll have to look for a new club.”

Jazzman Mahlakgane

Following his Pirates exit, Mabokgwane has been linked with a move to Cape Town City, who recently signed his ex-teammate Mobara.

In his final season at the Buccaneers, he made just ten appearances across all competitions, keeping clean sheets in half of them.

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