Goal Shy Orlando Pirates Announce the Signing of Cameroonian International Striker

Goal Shy Orlando Pirates Announce the Signing of Cameroonian International Striker

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:23 PM
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  • Orlando Pirates appear set on remedying their appalling conversion rate in front of goals this season in the DStv Premiership.
  • The Buccaneers announced the signing of Cameroonian international striker Souaibou Marou.
  • Pirates has hit the back of the net a relegation-worthy 13 times in 16 league matches and need goals fast to improve their standings.

Orlando Pirates has gone out of its way in looking to solve the malaise in front of goals in the DStv Premiership this season.

The Buccaneers announced on Thursday the arrival of Cameroonian international striker Souaibou Marou from the country's giants Coton Sport. He is expected to help remedy the club's shocking form in front of goals this season, having only scored a pitiful 13 goals in 16 league matches.

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Souaibou Marou during his first Orlando Pirates training run. Image source: @orlandopirates.
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According to Sport24, the club said in a statement about the 22-year-old Marou:

"Marou comes to South Africa on the back of a three-year stint with his former club, Coton Sport, winning two league titles in the process, including Player of the Season award in 2022. The Cameroonian international, who concluded his deal with the club yesterday afternoon, will join his new teammates this (Thursday) morning.

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"His form in the Cameroonian league didn't go unnoticed as he was selected to the 2022 FIFA World Cup squad that competed in Qatar.

Orlando Pirates end losing streak

Orlando Pirates snapped a three-match South African Premiership losing run when they scored two added-time goals to beat Golden Arrows 3-1 in Soweto on Saturday.

Losses to arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs, leaders Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City had seen the four-time league champions drop to eighth halfway through the season. Sundowns have won a record 12 titles since the Premiership began in 1996 with Chiefs and Pirates successful four times each.

Mahamutsa denies referee intimidation

It isn't a kasi football tournament without some type of drama involving controversial refereeing decisions.

The popular Imbewu Enhle Festive Season Tournament in Daveyton proved no different. According to the Daily Sun, legendary Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa 'intimidated' a referee during one of the games into giving a favourable decision to his team.

He was playing for USB-18 in an absorbing encounter against Wattville United.

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