Orlando Pirates have completed the acquisition of striker Mpho Mvelase from Chippa United on a three-year deal, the club confirmed on its website this morning
The 25-year-old joins goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane and defender Tshepo Gumede, who both joined from Platinum Stars on Thursday.
“I am delighted to have made my move to Orlando Pirates. This is an opportunity I will grab with both hands and make the best of it,” Mvelase told the Bucs website.
He made 10 appearances for the Chilli Boys under the likes of Kosta Papic and Roger Sikhakhane respectively, with the latter having been replaced by German-born Ernst Middendorp in the hotseat recently.
He managed to find the back of the net only three times in those 10 outings, however, for the most part he played second fiddle to the recently departed David Zulu who has also joined a Soweto club, in Bucs’s neighbours Kaizer Chiefs.
Some of those goals he scored would prove key to the team’s cause, such was the case in the 2-1 victory over Bidvest Wits at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, where he struck the winner in the last few minutes.