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Chiefs/Pirates Player Swap On The Cards?

Chiefs Linked With A Player From Pirates

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By Soccer Laduma - Apr 05, 2018 05:57 PM

A potential swap deal for players could be on the cards for Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the end of the season.

Read: Pirates Finally Talk About League Aspirations

As reported by the Siya crew, Chiefs are linked with Pirates’ Justice Chabalala, as the team is expected to make squad changes at the end of the current campaign.

Having not won any of the major trophies in the past two-and-a-half years, the pressure is mounting for Chiefs and their coach, Steve Komphela.

One of the areas identified for strengthening in the squad, is the team’s defence, according to sources.

Chiefs’ central defensive partnership has been changed numerous times under Komphela’s mentorship.

A consistent central defensive partnership is often the foundation to success at a club, as was the case with Chiefs in recent times where the Twin Towers, of Tefu Mashamaite and Eric Mathoho, anchored them and helped clinch silverware. 

Following Mashamaite’s exit, the team has not established a consistent pairing. Siyanda Xulu has come and gone, Lorenzo Gordinho established himself only to be sent out on loan, while Mathoho has been in and out of the team. 

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Teenage Hadebe and Daniel Cardoso have established themselves as Komphela’s first choice pairing, and with the 28-year-old Mathoho in and out of the squad, indications are that Chabalala has been identified as Tower’s future replacement. 

Tonic Chabalala, who did well as a Pirates defender during his heyday in Mzansi’s professional ranks, has been impressed with Justice.

“For me, he has been doing well. Whenever he has been given an opportunity to play, he has done well, in my opinion. Obviously, I’m not aware of what happens in training at Pirates, maybe the team’s coaches aren’t entirely happy with him, or he has a problem or whatever. But that doesn’t change my opinion that the boy has been doing well,” said the former defender.

Read: Bucs’ Expectations In Their Search For Points

“That’s why when he was loaned, he quickly returned to Pirates. For a player to make it back to Pirates, after being loaned by the club, is not easy. Over the years, many players have struggled to return to Pirates after being loaned by the club. I really don’t know what the lack of game-time for him (Justice Chabalala) is about. I have tried calling him to ask for myself why he hasn’t been playing, but I haven’t been successful as yet,” concluded Chabalala. 


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peloj Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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peloj Apr 06, 2018 08:15 PM
Hayi Kompela I can advise you that make a swap defenders must strike and strikers must defend
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Iminald Khosified Joined: 16 Dec 2015
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Iminald Khosified Apr 06, 2018 02:27 PM
Chabalala and his agent opted for Pirates when he was wanted by Chiefs and I don't think there is any need for Chiefs to sign defender atleast they should get attacking midfielder or a striker
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Apr 06, 2018 02:10 PM
They must take Gabuza for free since they want our rejects ....
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TMAN-B Joined: 30 Jul 2015
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TMAN-B Apr 06, 2018 11:48 AM
chiefs has the best defence in the league currently. here you are trying to cook up some story leading up to the end of the season...tabloid
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Chapta1 Apr 06, 2018 10:22 AM
The editor is so ambitious yazi
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Apr 06, 2018 10:01 AM
editor cooking up some lies here, chiefs are sorted on top of that Gordinho is on loan, you just want us to debate
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Bucsnamanje Apr 06, 2018 09:54 AM
Coeditor plz don't misliding mpanzees faithfools idiots.....cos khuzwayo already sign a precontract with Bucs so how can a swap deal can happen...???? Ngyazibuzela nje....
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Mfitshimfitshi Apr 06, 2018 09:26 AM
I remember when Giraffe Math0h0 j0ined Zebras fr0m Celtic .... Idi0ts were jumping up & d0wn praising him f0r turning Sund0wns 0ffer d0wn... Pr0mising him that Chips ''ll send him 0verseas, But t0day he s just an 0rdinary Bench Warmer .. N0 0verseas, N0thing ,
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Apr 06, 2018 09:07 AM
Chabalala is a good defender but Chiefs don't need him, I don't understand why Pirates want to release him. he plays better with Nyauza at centre back
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NoBlogger Apr 06, 2018 09:03 AM
Poorly written article. The impression created by the headline, is that there will be an exchange of players between the two clubs. Over and above that Chiefs have enough defenders - actually one of the best defense.
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lmbuyeleni Joined: 30 Jul 2017
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lmbuyeleni Apr 06, 2018 08:46 AM
Something is wrong there where good players are not fielded many of them now they want to release Chabalala who should be playing with Jele Matlaba left and Nyauza right what a defence.With this luck luck defence they won't get anything watch the space.
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EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Apr 06, 2018 08:44 AM
That is crazy, Chiefs have a lot of defenders. They need a new coach with new ideas.
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SL_hated_donkey Joined: 27 May 2014
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 06, 2018 08:25 AM
@Backdoor lucky star No No No Komphela is fine for our team. Let's give him enough chance. Komphela is making sure that teams don't celebrate goals when playing us buy parking the bus. Now we need players like Gcaba,Ritchie,Lefa Tsutsulupa,Gabuza,Kapini Tapuwa and Nkhatha to bolster our team. Rise Khosi Rise.
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Backdoor lucky star Joined: 22 Feb 2017
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Backdoor lucky star Apr 06, 2018 08:19 AM
Chiefs need a new coach, not a defender
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Vonganithereturn Apr 06, 2018 08:16 AM
This non sense
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SL_hated_donkey Joined: 27 May 2014
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 06, 2018 08:14 AM
There was this game between Chiefs and Baroka at FNB stadium where Baroka won 2-1. I was watching Richard Matloga tearing Zulu apart hehe hehe hehe hehe, I remembered the battles between Magents Motale and Fire Masilela.
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LAPO_MOLEBATSI Apr 06, 2018 08:10 AM
@Soccer Laduma, I really think its time you guys changed your source..Mxm.
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 06, 2018 08:09 AM
Where is that guy Chiefs' fans used to brag about saying he once closed down Cr7 playing for Granada fc? Hmmm....Tsepo Masilela, where is he?
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 06, 2018 08:05 AM
@Hlasela_Khosi Stop asking for what will send you to ICU. Dunu will moer Chiefs with their 7 defenders, and once you recover you will start chasing Komphela at the malls.
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Mthi215 Joined: 24 Aug 2014
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Mthi215 Apr 06, 2018 08:03 AM
We do not need Chabalala at Chiefs, we have enough players there, we even loaned one of our reliable defender. i mean we have Cordoso, Radebe, Mathoho, Ngezane and Gordinho.

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