Orlando Pirates to register Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel

Orlando Pirates to register Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel
Nigeria U23 goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel

by Staff Reporter

Friday Feb 17, 2017. 17:00

South African giants Orlando Pirates will reportedly register Nigeria international Emmanuel Daniel with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) this week.

The goalkeeper joined the Buccaneers during the recent January PSL Transfer Window from Nigerian Professional Football League side Enugu Rangers.

Pirates are in need of a fit goalkeeper following Jackson Mabokgwane's straight red-card against Bidvest Wits in the Absa Premiership game on Wednesday.

The club's first choice goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo is nursing an injury which leaves Siyabonga Mpontshane as the only fit Bucs shot-stopper.

According to reports coming out of South Africa, Pirates are looking to register Daniel before their league clash with Cape Town City on Saturday.

"Daniel has been training with the club since he arrived in the country in January," the source tells KickOff.com.

"He is free to play and fill the foreign space left after the departure of Edwin Gyimah."

The Buccaneers parted ways with Ghana international Edwin Gyimah on Thursday after the defender-come-midfielder requested the Soweto giants to release him.

Daniel, who represented Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is expected to challenge Mhlongo, Mabokgwane and Mpontshane for the No.1 jersey at Bucs.

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