Orlando Pirates on Wednesday announced the signing of Thabo Qalinge after negotiating hard and long with Mpumalanga Black Aces and his representative Bradley Carnell. The 22-year old winger will be a welcome reinforcement to a Pirates side that will be contesting for five titles this season including the CAF Confederation Cup.
Welcoming “Section 10” who hails from Soweto to Orlando Pirates, club Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza said, “The management of Orlando Pirates understand fully that we cannot dry today’s washing with yesterday’s sun. We are under constant pressure to improve our output. Thabo is of a calibre deserving to join the team. Orlando Pirates provide an opportunity for Thabo to display his talent and hard work at the highest level in Africa. Teams are particularly motivated and focused when they play against Orlando Pirates. I wish him well.”