Friday Jul 31, 2020. 09:00
South African international Ayanda Patosi has revealed that he would like to play for Orlando Pirates in the future.
The 27-year-old forward is currently hoping to sign a permanent deal with Iran club Foolad, having been on loan from Cape Town City since January.
Patosi, who has also featured for Belgium’s Lokeren and Middle East teams Esteghlal and Baniyas, says he would like to return to South Africa in the future and play for the club he grew up supporting: Pirates.
“I am still on loan at Foolad from Cape Town City. And we were in negotiations now to make it a permanent deal. Hopefully that will go through‚” Patosi told an online press conference of the SA Football Journalists Association‚ speaking from Iran, as quoted by Times Live.
“But I would really love to play for the top three in South Africa. But mostly Pirates‚ because I grew up supporting Pirates.
“So hopefully something will come up when I want to come back home.”
Foolad are placed sixth in the 2019-20 Persian Gulf Pro League, with the campaign still wrapping up after being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.