Agent confirms Thalente Mbatha’s move

Thalente Mbatha’s agent, Mike Makaab, has all but confirmed the midfielder’s transfer to Orlando Pirates. The 24-year-old played the second half of the 2023-2024 season on loan from SuperSport United, impressing with his performances for the Buccaneers.

Agent confirms Thalente Mbatha’s move

Thalente Mbatha

Although an official announcement from both clubs is still pending, Makaab’s recent post on X (formerly Twitter) strongly suggests that Mbatha will not return to SuperSport, hinting at a permanent move to Pirates.

“No, he will be at Pirates,” Makaab responded when asked by a follower if Mbatha is headed back to United.

The former Highlands Park player has formed a great partnership with Makhehlene Makhaula in the midfield. He explained that their combination has been highly beneficial for the Sea Robbers towards the end of last season.

“We come back a long way because I was groomed under him. I got to Johannesburg in 2019 and I found him at Highlands Park,” Mbatha said.

“I could say that he’s a person that really groomed me because he used to give me lift when I was staying at the club house. I think the combinations started from there because we already knew each other and how we play.”

The energetic midfielder has also expressed his preference to remain with the back-to-back Nedbank Cup champions. This comes after his impressive man of the match performance in the victory against Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.


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