Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal that Nigeria international shot stopper Emmanuel Daniel could make his debut for Premier South Africa League side Orlando Pirates this weekend.
Daniel joined the Buccaneers as a free agent by signing a pre contract during the last transfer window as exclusively reported by Owngoalnigeria.com in January.
He was suppose to be eligible for the team in June as they have filled up their foreign players quota, but a goalkepper crisis and the availability of a space for a foreign player following the release of Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gyimah has made them fast track plans to hand him his debut this weekend.
Pirates first choice goalkepper Brighton Mhlongo is battling to be fit due to a niggling injury while second choice goalkepper Jackson Mabokgwane is suspended following his red card.
Daniel has already impressed the handlers in a friendly game against Black Leopards as reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, and the club are battling to register him before their weekend clash against Cape Town City.
” We don’t know for now if he will make his debut due to registration issues but it’s looking likely, the club are handling it as we speak. He is a free player, he didn’t extend his deal with Enugu Rangers so we don’t expect to have any problems”, his intermediary told Owngoalnigeria.com.