Posted: 2008-09-16 10:46
Orlando Pirates’ hunt for another top striker continues with the news that they have extended their search to Nigeria for Enyimba’s red hot striker Stephen Worgu.
Worgu has been the man behind Enyimba’s good run in the CAF Champions League and is currently the tournament’s top goal scorer having netted 13 times.
The Nigerian striker was on target this week when Enyimba beat Al Hilal 4-1 during their CAF Champions League fixture yesterday.
Sources close to Orlando Pirates have revealed that club chairman Irvin Khoza has already put in a ‘great’ offer for Worgu and Enyimba have agreed to release him but only after the completion of the current CAF Champions League.
“There were two options, one for Aldave from Sundowns and the other one for Worgu from Enyimba. One of Enyimba’s officials was in the country recently to meet Khoza with regards to signing Worgu and I understand that the striker will only join Pirates after the CAF Champions League,” a source inside the club told KickOff.com.
Enyimba’s Uche Kalu has already poured high praise on Worgu and believes the striker could be voted the best player in the Champions League.
“He’s a very talented player and his speed is completely unbelievable. He’s a great asset to the team right now and I think he will surely win the Best Player Award.
“If he keeps on scoring as much as he’s doing, I think he will set a Champions League goal scoring record.
“He just plays unbelievable football, very quick on the ball and calm in front of goal. That’s what makes him so deadly