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Ndumiso Mabena all set to pen new deal

Veteran striker Ndumiso Mabena is inching closer to a move to his new club following his exit from Orlando Pirates at the end of the 2022/23 PSL season.

Mabena was released by Orlando Pirates after a six-month spell with the Soweto giants. He barely got a chance to prove himself in his second stint at the Buccaneers.

Nonetheless, he has caught the interest of a DStv Premiership club thanks to his experience.

The talented forward has 249 PSL appearances under his belt, according to Transfermkt. He has scored 52 goals and provided 31 assists.


The 36-year-old trained with Polokwane City in July before stopping as the two parties could not agree on a deal. He has since returned to Rise and Shine this week, with indications that a deal could be finalised soon.

Meanwhile, the Limpopo-based outfit is also on the edge of completing the signing of Manuel Kambala who started training with the side two weeks ago, as previously reported by this website.

Ndumiso Mabena during his time at Orlando Pirates
Ndumiso Mabena

The 2022/23 Motsepe Foundation Championship winners have started the season well. They are in fourth place after two wins from their opening three fixtures.

A source close to the club told FARPost that Mabena has been offered a short-term contract.

“Mabena has made a huge impression,” the source said. “He is one player who lives a clean life and is dedicated to football.

“He has been well-received by everyone at the club. Mabena brings his leadership skills and experience to the team.”

Mabena would be a major coup for Polokwane City, who are looking to build on their promotion to the DStv Premiership.

The striker has a wealth of experience, having played for the Buccaneers, Platinum Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic.

Mabena’s arrival is a major boost for Polokwane City, and it will be interesting to see how he performs in the DStv Premiership this season.

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