Sekhukhune United secure recently-released Orlando Pirates midfielder

The experienced star has found a new home just two weeks after leaving the Sea Robbers

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabang Monare has joined Sekhukhune United just two weeks after leaving the Sea Robbers.

Monare was among six players released by the Buccaneers after becoming surplus to requirements but his experience and status has earned him another club quickly.

A per iDiski Times, Monare was spotted in training on Monday as the squad began its pre-season with sources telling the outlet that he has signed a two-year contract, with an option for another.

The 34-year-old chose Babina Noko over other suitors

The 34-year-old was part of Bafana Bafana’s squad to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations but struggled for game time at Pirates where he made just 11 league appearances last season.

It was therefore no surprise when he was released and he opted for Babina Noko over other clubs that were rumoured to be interested in his services such as newly-promoted Magesi FC and SuperSport United.

Sekhukhune see Monare as the perfect replacement for Kamohelo Mokotjo who left to join PSL rivals Town City FC.

Monare will replace Kamohelo Mokotjo at Sekhukhune

The former Jomo Cosmos and Bidvest Wits midfielder will add bite to the Sekhukhune midfield as they seek to improve on their fourth place of last season and potentially secure continental football.

Monare is the second signing for the club after bringing on board striker Andy Boyeli from Power Dynamos of Zambia, having released seven players being; Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, Michael Sarpong, Edwin Gyimah, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lebohang Mabotja, Collins Makgaka and Tashreeq Morris.

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