Nadhim: Iraq international responds to Orlando Pirates transfer link

The free agent has been the subject of transfer speculation, with a number of clubs linked with his signing

Iraq international Mustafa Nadhim has confirmed he has received an offer from Orlando Pirates.

The experienced defender is currently a free agent after parting ways with Al Najma following the club’s relegation from the Bahraini Premier League in April this year.

Nadhim, who joined Najma on a short-term basis from his hometown club Al-Diwaniya in January this year, is a free agent and he has attracted interest from local and international clubs.

Contacted for comment regarding a report that the Pirates were one of the clubs that offered him a contract, the former Iraq Under-20 and Under-23 international has confirmed the news.

“Who told you about the offer? Well yes, that’s true,” Nadhim said. OBJECTIVE.

Nadhim, who was an unused substitute when Iraq drew 1-1 with South Africa at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, is also on the radar of Iraqi top-flight club Al Talaba.

His former club Al-Diwaniya was linked with him following his departure from Al Najma and he is expected to make a decision soon on which club he will join ahead of the 2022-23 term.

If the Pirates sign Nadhim, they should create a place for him in their overseas quota after recently signing Cameroonian marksman Bienvenu Eva Nga from Chippa United.

Richard Ofori and Kwame Peprah (Ghana), Olisa Ndah (Nigeria), Terrence Dzvukamanja (Zimbabwe) and Deon Hotto (Namibia) were registered as foreigners with the PSL by Bucs in the 2021-22 season.

However, Hotto, who has been plying his trade in South Africa since 2014, qualifies for the South African permanent residence permit which would allow him to be registered as a local by Pirates once he obtains it.

Each PSL club is allowed to register five immigrant players per season.

Nadhim confirms interest from pirates

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