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Downs And One More Club Make Konqobe Enquiry

Ayabulela Konqobe Attracting More Interest From Clubs

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 30, 2017 01:59 PM

News reaching the Siya crew is that Mamelodi Sundowns have started enquiries into the availability of sought-after defender, Ayabulela Konqobe, for next season. 

Read: Thanda Expecting Konqobe Back Despite Him Signing For Chippa 

The defender, who starred with impressive performances for Thanda Royal Zulu this past season, has been the subject of much transfer speculation in recent weeks.

It has already been confirmed to the Siya crew that the player has signed a contract with Chippa United. However, as reported on the Soccer-Laduma website, the official word from Thanda is that the centre back is expected to report at the club next week.

Furthermore, reports in local media have suggested that the 21-year-old has allegedly signed contracts with two other clubs, Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars respectively.

But the reports have been refuted by the player’s father, Velile Konqobe, in an interview with Soccer Laduma.

New information reaching the Siya crew from a reliable source close to the player is that Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, is keen on the former SA U20 captain. The Brazilians are currently in search of a centre back to add to Mosimane’s squad for next season. 

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As reported by the crew this week, Downs have set their sights on Maritzburg United’s Brian Onyango, while the Chloorkop club’s interest in Ajax Cape Town and Bafana Bafana defender, Rivaldo Coetzee, is no longer a secret.

But with the struggle for the African champions to land Coetzee, a search for a centre back elsewhere continues for the club.

Another club believed to have surprisingly enquired about Konqobe is AmaZulu. Konqobe previously played for AmaZulu, when he joined the club in 2015 on a season-long loan deal from Ajax.

The player was, however, released from Usuthu halfway through the season, with the Durban-based club citing that he ‘failed to adhere to the club’s rules’.

“I have been informed that Pitso is keen on the boy. AmaZulu (is) also interested,” said the source.

A club official at Thanda confirmed, “There are one or two teams that have contacted us about the player. We have told them about our situation at the moment.”

Read: Ndoro On His Target And Why It Wasn’t Achieved  

By their ‘situation’ the official is referring to is Thanda’s wait on the league to hear if the proposed sale of the club’s PSL status to AmaZulu will be approved or not.  


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Mdumaizadumisani.@gmail.com Joined: 29 Mar 2017
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Mdumaizadumisani.@gmail.com Jul 01, 2017 08:08 AM
Yes central defense pls
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Castro25 Joined: 23 Dec 2016
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Castro25 Jul 01, 2017 12:10 AM
Aya is one player that i wanted to join Downs long ago as he has done well wherever he went only for Amazulu and Supersport not to give him enough chance to settle even at Ajax he was not given a chance hence he was loaned out ,Downs wanted him back then only for Pitso not to sign him ,the boy is a natural and reminds me of Old John Mabizela .coach plz sign Aya and u wont be sorry my coach.
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MrMncubeSir Jun 30, 2017 06:31 PM
Mxxxm COW
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indidane Jun 30, 2017 06:22 PM
Ajax Refused to sell Ayabulela Magqwaka to Mamelodi Sundowns .... Only to Release him for Free .... And Magqwaka changed his Surname to Konqobe .... Why ?? I smell Age Cheating here ... Why change Magqwaka to Konqobe ?? Sundowns hav been chasing this Cow since 2015 ... Mxxxm
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sicknote Jun 30, 2017 05:17 PM
Chilli boy will give opportunity downs and others will throw you straight in MDC
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THE NK Jun 30, 2017 03:56 PM
Don't go to Sundowns boy, you rether go to Baroka or Ajax Cape Town.
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JingleBells Mosimane Jun 30, 2017 03:52 PM
Some editors with their stupid sources need to show more respect to Jingles Mosimane
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Thapza@K4l Jun 30, 2017 03:45 PM
Kanti didnt they say he signed for chippa?come on sl editors why u always telling lies
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 30, 2017 03:41 PM
Ajax was trying to kill this boy s future and i wish he cn join a team who wll offer him a game tym s contract
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Always a way Jun 30, 2017 03:07 PM
Pirates is only enterested on signing leftbacks,by deir ignorance to bolster deir squad u can assume dey finished number2 behind Wits last season,dey're an embarrasment to us fans as we were'nt expecting ds quiteness not after our prior dissapointing season,im so dissapointed with ds team
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kdowns Jun 30, 2017 02:58 PM
We must this boy or Coetzee
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aziwe Jun 30, 2017 02:18 PM
If he wants to play champions league football like madisha and tau he can join sundowns loool
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TMAN-B Jun 30, 2017 02:11 PM
if he wants to sit on the bench and be a cover for some1 who is playing....then he can go sundowns

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