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Official: Leopards Make Big Call On Downs Target  

Black Leopards have confirmed that the club has made a big call on the future of one of their key stars, a player believed to be heading to Chloorkop.

The club had initially agreed to a short-term deal with midfielder Lesedi Kapinga to help them finish the balance of the 2019/20 season, which was expected to have resumed at the weekend, but halted after SAFA said there were outstanding compliance issues as well as the fact that referees were not yet fit.

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A new date of August 1 has been put forward, and as a result, it would appear Leopards have felt it was best to allow Kapinga, a player who is understood to have already signed a pre-contract with Mamelodi Sundowns, to go.

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“We can confirm that we have agreed to let Lesedi Kapinga go and join his new team,” said Lidoda Duvha general manager Tshifhiwa Thidiela.

“It’s to protect him and ourselves as well because the team is at the bottom and this is a matter of life and death. So sometimes when people know that the team is moving somewhere, it may be detrimental to him should he make a mistake, even if its genuine. You will find that some players may feel it is because his future is secured somewhere. We would rather have him go start his new life, and we wish him the best.”

Reports have already suggested Kapinga is on his way to Sundowns for medicals and could be announced in the coming days. If that is the case, he will join George Maluleka, who recently left Kaizer Chiefs under similar circumstances. 

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