Frustrated Orlando Pirates striker Kwame Peprah appears to be inching closer to a dramatic January exit after falling down the club’s pecking order so far this season.
Peprah has not featured for the Buccaneers in over a month and failed to even be named in the match-day squad for two consecutive matches.
The 21-year-old has played just 84 minutes over four fixtures failing to register a goal.
This is in contrast to last season’s 38 appearances with nine goals playing as the chief striker for the greater part of the campaign.
The Ghanaian has fallen behind Bienvenu Eva Nga, Zakhele Lepasa and new arrival Kermit Erasmus while his situation will not become easier with Evidence Makgopa also added to the options upfront.
Word coming in from Ghana is one of agitation considering that Peprah had options to leave at the beginning of the season.
“Nothing shows that Pirates need Kwame so it will be best for him to leave permanently as soon as January and there will be engagements about this with the club,” says a source in Ghana.
“It is evidently clear that he is not the type of striker that the club will prefer this season, so the solution is to leave.
“What is frustrating is that he had options to leave before the start of the season but the offers that came in were ignored.
“There was even an option of taking him to a club where he could have grown to end up earning as much as USD30 000 (R536 000) in the Middle East but now he is stuck and not playing.
“Kwame wasn’t bad last season because in his first year he took Pirates to the Confederation Cup final.
“So, why is he being thrown out now?
“There is no future for Kwame Peprah at Orlando Pirates because he is the fourth-choice striker now.
“Kwame doesn’t want to show that he is not happy, but the fact is that not playing is not helping him.
“He doesn’t want to earn money while not playing,” says the contact.