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'I almost joined Orlando Pirates' - Kaizer Chiefs Legend Speaks Out

The rivalry between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs has been around for decades and it is the biggest in the country. This doesn't end on the field of play as the two teams have been battling each other for players and it has gone either way numerous times. This is because of the culture at both teams to win trophies which means they need to have the best players to achieve this.

This star enjoyed a successful career at Kaizer Chiefs and was arguably the biggest player of his time. He was also past of the AFCON squad that won the trophy in 1996 which catapulted his stardom. He went on to play overseas In Argentina and the USA. He has also been cited by the likes of Samuel Eto'o to have been one of the best players to come of South Africa.

Doctor Khumalo sat down for an interview with Thabiso Mosia on SAFMRADIO and went to drop a bombshell that cohsk could've easily changed the course of history. Football is a game of moments, however this moment which happened outside off the field changed everything. He recalled how he almost joined Orlando Pirates instead of Chiefs before Bobby Motaung persuaded him otherwise.

"I almost joined Orlando Pirates but it was thanks to Bobby and others that I ended up at Chiefs. Pirates had already approached me. But the next day after school, I was told Chiefs want to see me. When I got there , the Chairman had a contract, already signed by my father"

Doctor Khumalo revealed that Orlando Pirates had already approached him and was ready to sign the club. Things changed when he was lured to Naturena and he shared that by time he arrived, his father had already signed a contract. This was clearly meant to happen as we can't begin to imagine what would have happened if he had ended up at Orlando. He remains one of the most respected people in South African football and is still loved by fans to this day.

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