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'Qalinge Was Not Given Fair Chance'

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Joseph Makhanya believes Thabo Qalinge was not given a fair chance in the past.

As previously reported by the Siya crew, the winger is training with AmaZulu in the hope of reviving his career. 

Qalinge has been out of action for over a year after parting away with SuperSport United and is hoping to secure a deal under Usuthu coach Benni McCarthy. 

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Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Joseph Makhanya has expresed his excitment on Qalinge's possible return to top-flight football. 

"I'm very excited that Thabo Qalinge is training with AmaZulu FC, big up to coach Benni McCarthy for giving him another chance because we always write off talented players because some coaches don't allow them to play free football," Makhanya told the Siya crew. 

"I feel he is one of those players that football hasn't been honest to him and was not given fair chance, because he is one of the most talented players we have. I'm happy coach Benni is trying to revive his career. 

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Dukuduku feels South Africa can still benefit from 'Section 10' and is hoping Benni McCarthy can be patient enough to prove that Qalinge still has much to offer.

"I just hope they will sign him and showcase his talent, a very disciplined and hard working player and it just that he needed a chance and understanding from a coach because we talking about the special talent in Thabo Qalinge. 

"I feel in his previous teams he was not given fair chance, some coaches struggle to deal with talented players because of perception that they not coachable which it unfair, so I'm excited he is given a chance, we don't want to lose such players in the PSL," he added. 

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