The Orlando Pirates have supposedly signed two excellent young players who recently trained at Naturena.
According to SABC Sport, Chiefs were interested in two intriguing young attackers, Gomolemo "Giggs" Khuto and Lucky Bule, who were invited to Naturena last week. However, a deal has been reached between Pirates and Orbit College in Rustenburg for the two players to join the Buccaneers organization.
"Yes, it's true, the guys trained with the Chiefs reserve team for three days last week and were impressed with them," Orbit College head coach Pogiso Makhoye told SABC Sport.
"You may recall that Pirates first noticed the boys at the Pirates Cup, which was hosted in Johannesburg, but they said they were waiting for us to finish the ABC Motsepe play-offs."
"During that time, Chiefs were also involved, which is how the lads ended up in Naturena for evaluation." But we are now relieved to have reached an agreement with Pirates, who have also adequately reimbursed us for developing the lads."
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BOTH CHIEFS AND PIRATES ARE REBUILDING THEIR SQUAD.
Soweto rivals the Chiefs and Pirates have announced a slew of fresh player acquisitions as both teams rebuild.
With preparations for the 2022/23 season already underway, Chiefs have added five new players to their squad, including Dillan Solomons, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, and Lehlogonolo George Matlou from Swallows FC, Siyethemba Sithebe from AmaZulu, and the official promotion of Mduduzi Shabalala from the Chiefs Reserve side.
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Following the signings of Ashley Du Preez and Zitha Kwinika for the next three years earlier this month, Chiefs management and the technical team have been hard at work trying to find the ideal players to fit into the system that will hopefully lead to DStv Premiership glory in the coming season.
Solomons is a 26-year-old right-sided defender/wingback from Steenberg in Cape Town. He appeared in all four Dube Birds play-off matches last season, having played 29 games for Swallows. He has signed a four-year contract with Naturena.
Mahlatsi, a skilled offensive midfielder from Sebokeng in the Vaal Triangle, has signed a contract extension with Amakhosi until 2025.
Matlou, also 23, is one of three players departing Swallows for the Chiefs. The midfielder agreed to a two-year deal with a one-year extension option.
After making waves earlier this year as a dynamic playmaker, Chiefs have signed Newcastle-born Siyethemba Sithebe from AmaZulu on a two-year contract that runs from July 1 to June 30, 2024.
Mduduzi Shabalala, a tremendously outstanding prospect from the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy, has impressed enough to be rewarded with a three-year senior team deal after spending the last few seasons with the Reverse team.
The speedy and small player also serves as an attacking midfielder. He was invited to a trial with Belgian club KVC Westerlo near the end of last season, where he impressed. He also spent time in Spain with Villareal, who was impressed by his performance in the Cosafa U20 Championship.
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Evidence Makgopa, Bienvenu Eva Nga, Miguel Timm, and Azola Matrose were signed by the Orlando Pirates last week as the Buccaneers continue squad building for next season.
The foursome will be part of the club's pre-season training, and the announcement comes shortly after it was revealed that they had reached an agreement with Golden Arrows for the transfer of Nkosinathi Sibisi.
Pirates have also recently confirmed the signing of another defender, 27-year-old Tapelo Xoki, from AmaZulu.
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