Sources indicate that the technical team of Pirates may be assessing 23-year-old defensive midfielder Talent Mbatha during the Africa Cup of Nations break. Mbatha is a young midfielder who possesses a lot of energy, and Pirates have been searching for a defensive midfielder to groom for the future. It appears that Mbatha fits the criteria they are looking for, according to the source. He has been training with the team and has impressed the coaches. While it is still early to determine whether he will be signed in January or at the end of the season, Mbatha has shown potential in friendly games.
Another source reveals that Mbatha hasn’t had many opportunities to showcase his skills in the DStv Premiership for SuperSport United. However, whenever given the chance, he has demonstrated glimpses of his capabilities. Pirates have recognized his talent and have given him the opportunity to train with the first team, not the DStv Diski Challenge team. This indicates that they are serious about him and are considering signing him. Although it is not a done deal yet, it is a promising situation, according to the source.
Soccer Laduma attempted to contact SuperSport and Pirates for comment but did not receive a response while preparing this story.