Former Orlando Pirates defender ready to join any KZN team




Former Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba is keen to join a club that is based in his home province.

The 31-year-old player is set to officially part ways with the Soweto giants when his contract with the club expires at the end of this month.

Gcaba hails from Port Shepstone in the KwaZulu-Natal province and he is hoping to join any KZN club that is campaigning in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

“I would play for any team, as long as it is a team from KZN,” Gcaba toldIsolezwe.

Maritzburg United, AmaZulu FC and Lamontville Golden Arrows are the three KZN clubs who are set to campaign in the top flight in the new 2018/19 campaign.

The towering defender, who was part of the South Africa at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Equatorial Guinea/Gabon, will be hoping that at least one of the three clubs approaches him regarding his services.

“I don’t have a problem playing for Maritzburg United, AmaZulu FC or Lamontville Golden Arrows. I think it is time for me to move closer to home and play for a team that’s close to home.

Gcaba fell out of favour at the Buccaneers following the arrival of Serbian coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and his assistant Rulani Mokwena prior to the start of the 2017/18 season.

The left-footed player was shipped out to Platinum Stars on a short term loan deal midway through the campaign.

Bucs decided not to extend his contract with the club and he will leave the Soweto giants as a free agent.

“I don’t have a problem with them (Pirates coaches). I just have to prove that I am a quality player at the club that I will join next,” he concluded.

Gcaba had joined Pirates from Free State Stars in 2012 and he helped the club win the 2014 Nedbank Cup.

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