Local News - Issue 185

Orlando Pirates Head of Development Augusto Palacios says he is not surprised to see Bucs youngster Nhlakanipho Ntuli doing well in the COSAFA U20 Championship. Ntuli has so far scored two goals in two appearances for Amajita in this competition. - Full Story via Soccer Laduma

The PSL has confirmed that, following this week’s postponements, six PSL games will be played on Monday, December 16. A number of PSL and NFD games were cancelled yesterday as South Africa continues to mourn the loss of Tata Madiba, Nelson Mandela, and it was confirmed that no games will take place until his funeral on December 15. - Full Story via Soccer Laduma

Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed on the club’s official website that fans, who bought tickets for the postponed league game against Kaizer Chiefs will be refunded. The Brazilians were meant to play the Amakhosi in a league game today, as they attempt to strengthen their place at the top of the Absa Premiership standings. - Full Story via Soccer Laduma

The Siya crew can reveal that former Moroka Swallows winger Lwazi Skosana has signed for Orlando Pirates! Skosana is one of the most exciting talents to have come out of Daveyton in recent times and was spotted by Swallows at the annual Pollen Ndlanya Games. - Full Story via Soccer Laduma

The Siya crew has been informed that Orlando Pirates have welcomed Ntsikelelo Nyauza to their training ground. The lanky central defender was released by Platinum Stars at the end of last season, after only starting one league game in the whole campaign, ironically against Bucs. The crew is aware that central defence is one of the areas that Roger de Sa would like to reinforce during the January transfer window and, if signed, he would be a welcome addition to the squad. - Full Story via Soccer Laduma

Mamelodi Sundowns youngster Percy Tau could finally realise his dream of playing football at the highest level, if news reaching the desk of the Siya crew is anything to go by. Tau has made progress through the youth ranks at the Chloorkop outfit. The player did well during the 2013 national finals of the U19 Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup while playing for Clapham College, the school that educates youngsters from Sundowns development. - Full story via Soccer Laduma

Polokwane City coach Boebie Solomons believes his side is on the right track to survive relegation after clinching yet another three points against Mpumalanga Black Aces. The newly promoted team, who beat Aces 2-1 on Sunday, lost their first six League matches of the season before getting knocked out of the Telkom Knockout by Kaizer Chiefs. - Full story via Kickoff

Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral says on-loan striker Eleazar Rodgers is starting to understand the club's style of play. Rodgers, who arrived at Ikamva from Mamelodi Sundowns in the off-season, has scored in consecutive matches for the Urban Warriors, most recently in the 3-1 win over Maritzburg United last Friday. - Full story via Kickoff