SpiderKid Completes His Move To Soweto Giants Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates Bolster Goalkeeping Squad with SpiderKid Signing
Orlando Pirates, the renowned Soweto football club, has made an impressive addition to their squad by signing goalkeeper Sphamandla Gumede from Dondol Stars FC, an ABC Motsepe Foundation team.
Gumede’s remarkable performances during the Nedbank Cup campaign caught the attention of many when his team, Dondol Stars, managed to pull off upsets against strong opponents like SuperSport United and AmaZulu, progressing to the tournament’s quarterfinals. His talent and skill between the posts earned him the endearing nickname “SpiderKid.” It was no surprise that Orlando Pirates had their eyes on him to enhance their goalkeeping options.
While Orlando Pirates is yet to release an official statement about this new acquisition, Dondol Stars have already confirmed the transfer through their social media channels. They proudly announced, “We are delighted to share that our goalkeeper Sphamandla Gumede, also known as SpiderKid, is now the latest signing for Amabhakabhaka.”
This marks the fourth signing for Orlando Pirates during this transfer window. The club had previously secured the talents of Katlego Otladisa from the demoted Marumo Gallants, Patrick Maswanganyi from SuperSport United, and Melusi Buthelezi from TS Galaxy.
The Pirates’ management is dedicated to building a formidable team capable of competing for top honours in the South African topflight league and leaving a mark on the international stage. Thus, they are actively involved in the transfer market, bringing in quality players who can contribute significantly to the club’s ambitions in the upcoming season.
Furthermore, the upcoming TotalEnergies CAF Champions League competition also motivates Orlando Pirates to ensure they assemble a highly competitive squad. Success in the continental tournament requires a well-rounded and talented team, and the club is determined to make the necessary moves to achieve its goals.