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Or­lando Pi­rates have been linked with Town­ship Rollers mid­fielder Ivan Ntege.

The Ugan­dan in­ter­na­tional joined the Botswana gi­ants prior to the cur­rent 2017/18 cam­paign and he has re­port­edly at­tracted in­ter­est from Bucs.

Mi­lutin 'Mi­cho' Sre­do­je­vic, the Pi­rates head coach, who was ap­pointed last Au­gust af­ter part­ing ways with Uganda, is said to be keen to re­unite with Ntege at the Soweto gi­ants.

"Mi­cho has worked with Ivan at the Ugan­dan na­tional team and he knows what he can do," a source said on Botswana pub­li­ca­tion, Spot­Kick.

Since the ar­rival of the Ser­bian tac­ti­cian at the Houghton-based gi­ants, Pi­rates have been linked with sev­eral Ugan­dan play­ers in­clud­ing Khalid Au­cho


and Mu­rushid Juuko. Mean­while, an­other Rollers mid­fielder Tshepo Matete is be­lieved to be on the radar of PSL out­fit AmaZulu. The 26-year-old South African winger joined the Blues as a free agent prior to the cur­rent sea­son and he has man­aged to re­vive his ca­reer at the Gaborone-based side. AmaZulu head coach Cavin John­son is re­port­edly a fan of the drib­bling wizard, who was re­leased by cur­rent PSL log lead­ers Baroka FC mid­way through the 2016/17 cam­paign. "The move may come as a sur­prise be­cause he was deemed as sur­plus to re­quire­ments here in South Africa," a source said on the same pub­li­ca­tion. "AmaZulu coach Cavin John­son is a great fan of Matete and he has been fol­low­ing his per­for­mances since he ar­rived there. Matete has been in news­pa­per head­lines in Botswana and in so­cial me­dia," the source con­tin­ued. "Rollers are will­ing to lis­ten to of­fers and they will cash on the player," an­other source added.

DE­MANDS: Robert Mancini.

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