Bongani Ndulula's dream of playing in Europe has been shattered after Orlando Pirates failed to give him permission to attend trials at Bnei Sakhnin.
The former Under-23 international was tipped to head to Israel this week, but according to his agent, Tim Sukazi of Quality Talent Sports, this is for the second time in the space of 12 months that Ndulula had had an opportunity in Europe denied.
In January last year Westerlo wanted him on loan with an option to buy, but Pirates did not give him permission to go to Belgium.
"We haven't received permission from Pirates to let ‘Drogba' go to Israel," Sukazi tells KickOff.com.
Nigerian striker Yero Bello has returned to seal a year’s deal with Israeli team Bnei Sakhnin.
Yero, who was in South Africa to try out with Orlando Pirates, joined the Israeli side as a free agent after he left Romania club Vaslui.
Speaking with MTNFootball.com, Bello’s close confidant said the striker was happy with the deal.
“Bello was very happy that this deal scaled through. It will not be difficult for him to play in Israel as he has played for four different clubs in Israel before. He said he won’t let the team down for having confidence in him by signing,” the source told MTNFootball.com
After much negotiation and disagreements, former Olympic Eagle midfielder Nosa Igiebor has eventually completed his transfer to Spanish club Real Betis.
Negotiations between the player and the club had appeared to have stalled on several occasions, with both sides pulling out of negotiations severally over financial disagreements.
However, according to an official statement on their website, Real Betis have announced the signing of the Nigerian midfielder from Israel’s Hapoel Tel Aviv on a four year deal.
Hapoel Tel Aviv will receive a transfer fee of €1.1 million for the 21 year-old midfielder former Lillestrom and Warri Wolves midfielder.