Orlando Pirates have signed Xola Mlambo from Bidvest Wits to strengthen their midfield department as the club battling to win the Absa Premiership title.

The Soweto giants announced the news on Monday.  The deal is subject to a medical.

Mlambo played a pivotal role helping the Clever Boys win the league and MTN 8 last season.

Mlambo’s move to Bucs is a long anticipated one since Pirates have been keeping the tabs with the 26-year-old.

Pirates say fans can expect further announcements as the club looks to beef up the squad as the season enters its final stretch.