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A mass exodus is looming at Orlando Pirates, with at least six players linked with a move away from the club.

Having spent an entire season with the club, Spanish coach Jose Riveiro will know which players he wants to work with next season.

Indications are that Pirates will bring several new faces to the team ahead of the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season.

That would mean sending several other players out to make way for the new ones.

An overly packed strikeforce where Riveiro has the likes of Kermit Erasmus, Evidence Makgopa, Terrence Dzvukamanja, Bienvenu Eva Nga, Ndumiso Mabena and Souaibou Marou.

Pirates also have Tshegofatso Mabasa, Zakhele Lepasa and Kwame Peprah on loan.

Mabasa has struggled for game time at Sekhukhune, while Lepasa’s status is rising with SuperSport United wanting to keep him.

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Peprah’s future uncertain

Peprah is yet to flourish at Maritzburg United, having scored one goal in six outings.

His future looks uncertain with the KZN side fighting relegation, especially if they get the chop.

However, a number of the forwards at the Buccaneers may be transfer-listed ahead of next season.

Mabena, who signed a short-term deal, looks set to leave the club before his 18-month contract expires.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic forward, who turns 36 next month, was a surprise signing, and Riveiro has only used him once this season.

There won’t be a place for Peprah in the Buccaneers squad. The Ghanaian is not Riveiro’s favourite forward hence the decision to let him go on loan.

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Eva Nga also looks likely to be sent out on loan after a tough maiden season for the Buccaneers.

At the back, Siyabonga Mpontshane, who has fallen down the pecking order, could be on his way out with his contract set to expire in June.

The club, according to sources, will look into shipping out Ben Motshwari, Thabang Monare and Fortune Makaringe.

Pirates had seemingly parted ways with Monare in the last transfer window before making a U-turn.

Zimbabwe international Dzvukamanja has done enough to convince Jose Riveiro he has a place at the club.

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