Orlando Pirates star returns home

There has been an exciting one Orlando Pirates talents Spurs from Cape Town. Buitumelo Radiopane‘s agent Mike Makaab has revealed that the young striker will return to Soweto.


The Sebokeng born star rose to fame in the DStv Diski Challenge in 2019. The success was followed by a move from Orlando Pirates to Cape Town Spurs. With his loan deal expiring on June 30 and Spurs being relegated, the 21-year-old striker will return to the Sea Robbers.

His agent, Makaab, has confirmed that Radiopane, who is yet to score after just eight games due to injury, will be part of Orlando Pirates’ pre-season squad in July. Makaab confirmed that too Mamelodi sunsetsLuvuyo Phewa returns to Kabo Geel.

“The two players we represent are actually loan players, they are Boitumelo Radiopane and Luvuyo Phewa. They will return to their respective clubs,” Makaab further said Gagasi FM.

“Vuyo to Mamelodi Sundowns and Radiopane back to Orlando Pirates. We are in the, shall we say, fortunate position of having players at the club that we really have to worry about.

“But it’s a sad day. Because the club has a great heritage. I thought they would have strengthened the team with a few more experienced players early on and then give themselves a better chance of retaining their PSL status.

“Unfortunately it was not to be and they now have to work hard to get back into the top class,” Makaab concluded about the duo.


Orlando Pirates lost to Richards Bay at the Orlando Stadium last weekend. Spoke to the media afterwards Sanele BarnesAfter the Sea Robbers were sunk, coach Riviero revealed what he would tell his Orlando Pirates team.

“As usual, we will make a collective analysis of the performance and I am sure that as I feel after losing a few minutes ago, my team played today as well as we could. in the first half it was true that in the second half we were more, not disorganized, but trying something different and not getting what we were looking for,” said the Orlando Pirates mentor via iDiski times.

“So it will be easy to show them that they did what we set out to do, with things that we know we need to improve on. There was a situation on our right today that didn’t work as we expected. There are little things that could have helped us a little more to achieve the result.

“As I said, we have the opportunity to make an objective analysis of the match and show the players that we are still performing in the same way as in the previous seven matches in which we achieved the results.

The Spaniard added that Orlando Pirates played well enough, the difference was in the final actions to score.

“The only difference today was that we didn’t score, we didn’t manage to put the ball in the net like in the previous games, but everything else, the concentration, the pace, the desire, the level of aggression – everything was over there. That’s why I said: in my opinion it is a defeat that will not affect us at all, there is no room to feel sorry for ourselves.

“We understand the dynamics of the game, and sometimes you have these kinds of matches and if we have to lose, let’s do it this way,” concluded the Orlando Pirates tactician.