Three Orlando Pirates players are set for loan Chippa United in the upcoming season, The Citizen reports.

The past few years have seen players move between the two clubs, with the likes of PSL Player of the Season, Thembinkosi Lorch enjoying spells at the Chilli Boys.

According to the publication, midfielders Linda Mntambo and Meshack Maphangule, as well as defender Abel Mabaso will be trekking down to Port Elizabeth for some much-needed game time.

All three players did not feature much in the Buccaneers’ campaign, having all signed for the club at the start of the season.

Only Mntambo managed to reach double figures in terms of first team appearances, running onto the field 15 times across competitions, while the other two only featured four times each.

A return to Chippa for Pirates duo

Should the deal materialise, it would be a return of the players, who have previously represented Chippa.

Both Mntambo and Mabaso spent a season at the club, with the latter joining on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns before being released by the Tshwane giants at the end of his loan spell, later joining Pirates on a free transfer.

Maphangule, on the other hand, spent most of his senior career at Black Leopards while their were in the first division, before catching the eye of the Buccaneers.

Pirates had three players on loan at Chippa during the course of the season, while they have also been linked with defender Tebogo Tlolane.

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