A statement on Orlando Pirates’s website read, “As the football season draws to a close, we not only mark the end of our campaign but also bid farewell to some of our esteemed players.

Orlando Pirates can confirm that Richard Ofori, Siyabonga Mpontshane, Thabang Monare and Kermit Erasmus will be leaving us when their respective contracts come to an end on June 30.

It is with a deep sense of gratitude that we reflect on the contributions of these players during their time with us.”

Richard Ofori registered 29 clean sheets in his 58 fixtures for the Soweto Giants across his four year spell. Fellow goal keeper Siyabonga Mpontshane will also depart the club after nine seasons with the current Nedbank Cup champions.

Fan favorite Thabang “Desh” Monare leaves after 93 appearances for the Sea Robbers whilst Kermit Erasmus’ second stint with the Bucs also comes to a close.