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Boa Morte leaves Pirates ship

By Mazola Molefe | May 15, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 42 ]

LUIS Boa Morte, the former West Ham winger signed by Orlando Pirates in January, was released from his 18-month contract with the Buccaneers yesterday.

Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza revealed that Boa Morte was frustrated at not being picked by coach Augusto Palacios following his recovery from injury.

"He is not missing from training. We had a conversation with him and he asked if he could be released from his contract because he is not being picked for the team by the coach," said Khoza. "We accepted his request and he has now gone back home."

Boa Morte, 34, was convinced by his friend and teammate Benni McCarthy to join Pirates this season, but only made three appearances for the Buccaneers in the Absa Premiership since signing.

Meanwhile, the Pirates chairman confirmed the search for a new coach for the defending champions and log leaders has intensified.

The Buccaneers are looking to fill the gap left by Julio Leal, who resigned in April, leaving Palacios to take over until the rest of the season.

"Our concentration is on the last game of the season against Golden Arrows (on Saturday) and after that we will then make the necessary announcements. We don't want to pile pressure on our players and the current technical team when we have a chance to make history by winning a second successive treble," said Khoza.

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By the powers vested in me,i will like to wish the Portuguese Internation well in his future endevours,it was great having him on board,i really appreciate the contribution he added to the Bucs family,be it on or off the field and also the motivational role he played to some players,may God Bless Him,it is recorded in the books of life and even in his CV that he played for the Soweto Giants.

Dr Khoza is not a flop,Boa Morte did his part and his time of departure was at hand

Pirates is not one skipa,we will support our chairman in making sure that he build a world class brand

Bon Voyage
Boa Morte

May 16, 2012 2:37 | 0 replies

hay thanx for going home Broer you couldn't make it here, there's plenty of talent. We don't really need you plyus ugugile, go home & retire

May 15, 2012 10:58 | 0 replies

Nani KC nalanda u GARY BAIL engasadla ephuka izimbambo wafike waba i star, ngoba ephuma phesheya. kwi Bucs if you don't fit you don't fit no matter where you come from good decesion ma bhakaniya

Up the bucs

May 15, 2012 10:41 | 0 replies

Bo a marte

May 15, 2012 10:30 | 0 replies

I'm sure McFatty got commission for bringing his friend. Who you bringing next McDonalds McCarthy?

May 15, 2012 10:25 | 0 replies

@Mc Fatty, pls bring another retiree to rats, seeing that you are the overseas retiree scout

May 15, 2012 10:21 | 0 replies

Helloo to u @Champ Buc4life: Zebras can go to hell till their Boss gets his act together. entlik, we are ruling the whole of Africa. U go & ask anyone u come across in Europe about how many teams are in Africa. his/her immediate answer will be Orlando Pirates and others.

May 15, 2012 10:16 | 0 replies

this guy i stil here i tought he left long time ago.

May 15, 2012 10:10 | 0 replies

Money is not a problem, the problem is keeping a use_less person on our fold

May 15, 2012 10:4 | 0 replies

you can go Boa amakhehlaniya knows how to recruit another mkhulu i heared that they are talking to Quinton Fortune and Aaron Mokoena .

May 15, 2012 10:59 | 0 replies

Where are those who were boasting about him?

May 15, 2012 11:34 | 0 replies