On Wednesday Pirates officials and Mabizela’s representatives from ProSport International were in negotiations.
Pirates were eyeing both Mabizela and Eric Mathoho from Bloemfontein Celtic – it looks like Bucs are now willing to sign Mabizela.
Mabizela, who played for Pirates from 2001 – 2003, helped them win the League title in 2002/03 season; left Platinum Stars at the end of this season after his contract was not renewed.
News that Pirates were locked in Mabizela negotiations was confirmed by an official who witnessed the negotiations on Wednesday.
“Pirates are very much interested in the player and we started with our negotiations on Wednesday afternoon,” the official said, according to Kickoff.com.