Orlando Pirates looking for young talent in Johannesburg


ORLANDO Pirates Football Club will embark on a series of talent identification programme in Johannesburg, where kids born in the year 1997 to 2000, will have an opportunity to impress the Technical team of its Youth Development programme and possibly join the club.

According to Coach Augusto Palacios, the trials will begin next week (June 25th to 29th), in all major communities in Johannesburg, and it will be free of charge!

He confirmed to Orlandopiratesfc.com yesterday, that all dates and venues have been confirmed, and only players born from 1997 to the year 2000 will be eligible to participate in the trials.

He also advised aspiring players to have in their possession on the day of the trials, a valid Identity Document or birth certificate, soccer boots and training gear.

Only players in possession of original ID’s or Birth Certificates will be considered for trials.

Aspiring players taking part of the trails should make their own provisions for food and drinks for the duration of the activities.

The trials will take place in Soweto, Alexandra, Westbury, Tembisa, Katlehong, Kagiso, Springs, Mohlakeng, Daveyton, Eldorado Park and in the Vaal.

The trials in all above mentioned places will start from 8.00am to 5.00pm.


Full details:


June 25

·         Naledi Extension Two Grounds

·         Moletsane Sports complex

·         Meadowlands Fiat Sports grounds

·         Pimville Nike Football Training Centre

·         Orlando – Ground Two

·         Zola Ntabeni Grounds

June 26

·         Katlehong – B –Field

·         Tembisa Mehlareng Stadium

·         Daveyton Stadium

·         Eldorado Park Grounds

June 27

·         Mohlakeng – Tukomsrus Soccer Grounds

·         Alexandra Stadium

·         Kagiso – Sagalo Primary

·         Springs Sports complex

·         Westbury – Union Stadium

June 29

·         Vaal Cecil Oldridge Park Stadium

·         Vaal Sol Tsotsetsi Grounds

For more information, please call Youth football administrator Mr Josy Tshabuse on 011 484 2084 or on 082 992 0255, or email him on josyt@orlandopiratesfc.co.za.


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