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Pirate offer accepted by Petro for Angola Star

Orlando Pirates see their $600,000 offer accepted for winger Gilberto from Petro De Luanda.

Gilberto, 23, is coming off an impressive season in which he starred at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, helping Angola reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

His form continued at club level with Petro, a club he joined from CRB Libolo in 2022 and has scored six goals with four assists in 34 games.

Sivasspor, Raja Atheltic Club, CR Belouizdad, AS FAR, MKE Ankaragücü and Club Dynamo Makhachkala had made overtures to Petro, but Pirates have reached an agreement with the Angolan team worth $600,000 (R11 million).

The winger’s release clause was set at $750,000 (R13.6m) but sources within Petro said they had reached an agreement with Pirates and allowed the player to travel to South Africa to discuss personal terms.

Talks will now continue for a long-term contract with the Buccaneers and the difficult winger who has become one of Africa’s brightest talents in recent years.

History of Lorenz Kohler (@Lorenz_KO).

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