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Cele’s Move Official, Chiefs Snub Explained

Thabo Cele, the much sought after junior international, has completed a move to Poland and his agent has explained why Kaizer Chiefs wasn’t his final destination.

For months now, the midfielder has been a free agent after leaving Cova da Piedade in the Portuguese second division at the end of June – just several weeks before teaming up with coach David Notoane’s U23 side for the Olympic Games.  

Indications, from the onset, were that Cele would look to remain in Europe to further his career there, but with genuine interest in the Premier Soccer League, a return to his native country had not been completely ruled out.

Speaking exclusively to the Siya crew, his agent Hélio Martins confirmed that the 24-year-old has agreed terms with RKS Radomiak in the Polish top tier, a club that initially had reservations about adding Cele to their roster due to personal demands.

But that appears to have been ironed out and Cele has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with an option to have it extended further by another season.

This ends the long debate on whether the KwaZulu-Natal academy graduate would have been a possible new addition to the Kaizer Chiefs squad.

Amakhosi, the Siya crew has previously reported, were keen on Cele – and so were Maritzburg United, AmaZulu and even Orlando Pirates at some stage.

But Martens said the vision from Radomiak swayed his client.

“The Kaizer Chiefs proposal did not advance any further,” the agent explained, supporting information Soccer Laduma had received that the Glamour Boys did not take the discussion to lure the player to Naturena any further.  

“And so, the future will now be through Europe. Radomiak’s desire and the club's project convinced the player. He now will work to be called-up to his country's national team (Bafana Bafana) again, that is his main objective.”

Story by @superjourno

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