Why The Proposed Khuzwayo To Pirates Deal Could Be Halted
Orlando Pirates Expected To Make Goalkeeping Adjustments
With five rounds of league fixtures remaining for a number of PSL teams before the end of the 2017/18 season, Kaizer Chiefs’ Brilliant Khuzwayo is still linked with an exit from the Soweto giants.
With the 28-year-old goalminder yet to sign a new contract at Chiefs, while also still struggling for game-time in Steve Komphela’s team, the Umlazi-born player has been linked with a few clubs in the PSL in recent weeks.
Speculation has been rife that Orlando Pirates is one of the teams expected to add the shot-stopper to their roster, should he part ways with Chiefs at the end of the season.
The rumours of Khuzwayo possibly leaving Chiefs have been further fueled with the arrival of Oscarine Masuluke at the club, who has started training with Komphela’s team.
Former Pirates goalkeeper, Francis Chansa, has given his thoughts on the likelihood of Khuzwayo joining the Buccaneers.
“I cannot lie to you, the goalkeeping department is very sensitive and is very crucial when you are going to join a football club like Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns – the big clubs. I never moved from Pirates to Chiefs or any other big club. I went to Santos, after leaving Pirates. It was a small team, but I used to understand that maybe I was no longer good enough for a bigger club. I had to be where I would shine – at a smaller club in the PSL,” said Chansa.
“So, if he (Khuzwayo) comes from Chiefs to go and join Pirates, for me that’s like saying he only wants to have a contract with big clubs. Why is he not doing well for Chiefs, and why must he be good for Pirates? What would encourage him to want to go to Pirates? Who is taking him to Pirates? Why? Why can’t he join Golden Arrows or Bloemfontein Celtic or Polokwane City? Khuzwayo was doing very well as an upcoming and developing goalkeeper. Let’s say, he goes to Pirates and make mistakes, then what? For me, Khuzwayo coming to Pirates is like…I mean you failed to challenge (Itumeleng) Khune and you want to come and challenge Mpontshane, I don’t think that would work. I’m talking from experience from when I was at Pirates, I don’t think it would work,” concluded the Congolese.