Bucs’ Interest For One More Chippa Star?
Orlando Pirates Linked With Chippa United Defender
The name of Chippa United’s Diamond Thopola is said to have made it into the list of potential targets for Orlando Pirates.
Pirates and Chippa are again continuing with the working relationship which they have enjoyed in recent seasons. Pirates’ first confirmed signing of this July/August transfer window is that of Thamsanqa Sangweni, who has joined the club from the Chilli Boys.
The Port Elizabeth outfit is expected to get a few players from Pirates for the upcoming season, including James Okwuosa and Mahlatse Makudubela.
According to sources, Thopola’s name has been bandied about for a potential move to the Soweto giants. Going into their preparations for the new season, Bucs will be short of one right back from last season’s squad, after the club allowed Thembela Sikhakhane to leave for AmaZulu.
Thopola, who earned himself Bafana Bafana call-ups under both former coaches Shakes Mashaba and Owen da Gama for his performances as Chippa right back is being considered for a move to Bucs.
Bucs are serious about wanting to strengthen the team’s defence, after conceding a whopping 40 goals from 30 league games last season.