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Terrence Dzvukamanja opens up on shocking Pirates exit

SuperSport United striker Terrence Dzvukamanja shed light on his surprising departure from Orlando Pirates ahead of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season.

Dzvukamanja’s sudden departure from Pirates surprised many in South African football, especially considering his strong performance for the club the previous season.

The left-footed forward was crucial for the Buccaneers when they won two domestic trophies and finished second on the league table in the previous campaign. Dzvukamanja won the 2023 MTN8 and scored a winning goal in the 2023 Nedbank Cup final when Pirates beat Sekhukhune United 2-1 in the final.

In his last season at Pirates, the Zimbabwean international netted eight goals and contributed two assists in 19 matches across all competitions.

Although Dzvukamanja established himself as the first-choice striker at Pirates in the 2022/23 season, he pulled a big surprise with a switch from Pirates to SuperSport United.

The 29-year-old centre-forward reunited with Gavin Hunt who brought him to the PSL to join Bidvest Wits back in 2018 from Ngezi Platinum of Zimbabwe.


Dzvukamanja has now explained his decision to leave Pirates to join the Tshwane-based outfit, revealing that it was about finding a new challenge.

Terrence Dzvukamanja in action for SuperSport United
Terrence Dzvukamanja shed light on Pirates’ exit

“It was not about being booed, I can say it was just about getting a new challenge,” Dzvukamanja said in an interview with FARPost.

“The injuries gave me problems at Pirates, so you can imagine how it feels to spend most of the time not playing as a striker because of the injuries.

“But it wasn’t that difficult [to leave Pirates] because my agent and Pirates had meetings, and then I took the opportunity to challenge myself away from the club.”

Meanwhile, Dzvukamanja has had a promising start to life at SuperSport after scoring four goals and providing one assist in 26 matches.

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