ORLANDO PIRATES coach Roger de Sa and his technical team have welcomed Ronald Chitiyo for an assessment with the club.
Reports from South Africa yesterday said the talented midfielder, who had an outstanding season with Monomotapa United, has attracted the interest of the South African Premier Soccer League defending champions.
The Zimbabwean was runner-up in the Zimbabwean Soccer Star of the Year award following a superb season in Monomotapa colours. A source in the Bucs camp confirmed to Soccer Laduma that Chitiyo began his trial with Pirates on Tuesday.
“There is a player training with the club. He came from outside the country to try his luck with the team. He started training yesterday (Tuesday). His name is Ronald. I haven’t seen much of him just yet because like I say, he started training with the team yesterday,” said the source.
Chitiyo has been given a week to try and impress at the Parktown-based outfit. Rooney , as Chitiyo is known in football circles, hopes to join his countryman Takesure Chinyama at Bucs. However, Ajax Cape Town are believed to be interested in his services too.