The Buccaneers are looking for a replacement for Makusu, who could not make an impact on the Soweto giants
Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has confirmed the presence of Ghanaian sharpshooter Kwame Peprah at the club.
The 20-year-old star has been regularly linked with the Buccaneers since last month through reports coming from Ghana after a good season with King Faisal.
Peprah played a key role in helping Faisal avoid relegation from the Ghanaian Premier League – scoring 12 goals and delivering 10 assists in 32 matches.
Ghana Sokkernet recently reported that the deadly frontman underwent his medical examination at Pirates before his proposed transfer to the Soweto giants, and this has now been confirmed by Zinnbauer.
“Yes, I want to see him,” Zinnbauer said on Wednesday when asked about Peprah during Pirates’ MTN8 pre-match press conference before Saturday’s Soweto Derby clash with Swallows FC.
“He is now undergoing his medical examination. I can no longer say, he is not at the training session now. ”
However, the 50-year-old tactician refused to discuss Pirates’ transfer activities when asked about the club’s plans in the current PSL transfer window.
“We are not talking about signatures at a press conference for the MTN8,” he explained.
“Signatures are always a part of the internal.”
Peprah is an under-23 player from Ghana who was included in the Black Meteors group that would tackle their Japanese counterparts in an international friendly match in June this year.
However, Faisal withdrew from the group due to a highly controversial season with the club struggling to avoid relegation, and he helped the team maintain its status in the elite league of the West African country.
Pirates have already freed up space to meet the PSL’s foreign quota by releasing the Congolese international congressman Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele at the end of last season.
The 29-year-old sniper has joined Pirates joining DR Congolese giants AS Vita on a season-long loan – once in eight competitive games for the Bucs.
If Peprah does sign with the Buccaneers, he will be considered a direct replacement for Makusu, and he will also join his compatriot Richard Ofori – Ghana’s second vice-captain – with the Soweto giants.