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Why Matlaba Has Still Not Made A Move From Bucs Despite Chippa Announcement

Thabo Matlaba Has Still Not Made The Move From Pirates To Chippa

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 24, 2018 12:25 PM

Thabo Matlaba remains with Orlando Pirates despite the recent announcement that he is moving elsewhere for the new season. 

Read – Breaking: Matlaba, Sangweni And Morrison Leave Pirates, New Club Confirmed 

On Friday last week, it was announced at Chippa United through the club’s official Twitter account that Matlaba has been signed from Pirates along with two other players.   

As confirmed by the Port Elizabeth outfit on social media, the Tembisa-born utility player had been signed from the Soweto giants alongside midfielder, Thamsanqa Sangweni and Ghanaian forward Bernard Morrison.  

Meanwhile, Pirates have announced parting ways with only Sangweni from the three aforementioned players, with no indication of why there has been no update on the two other players. 

A source close to Pirates has confirmed to the Siya crew that Matlaba is still with the Soweto giants.

“Thabo Matlaba is at Orlando Pirates. He is the captain of the team and that is where he is, and preparing for the new season,” said the source.

Read – Breaking: Pirates Part Ways With Mhlongo, New Club Confirmed   

Contacted for comment, Matlaba’s agent Abbie Rasimphi from Liberate Resources Sports Management declined to shed any light on the matter and cited that an update could be expected from Pirates.

“Orlando Pirates should be the ones making a statement regarding Thabo Matlaba and his said move to Chippa United. Pirates will make a statement about that. If there are people to make a statement about that it’s only Orlando Pirates. They are the employers of the player. I cannot say anything beyond this or discuss the matter any further,” said Rasimphi.      

With Bucs back in the CAF Champions League, it is believed that Matlaba could be in the club's plans, as Milutin Sredojevic’s technical team plots their return to the continental competition. 


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Monty4Pirates Joined: 30 Jan 2018
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Monty4Pirates Jul 30, 2018 09:06 AM
I dont mind Morrison being shown the door
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Monty4Pirates Joined: 30 Jan 2018
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Monty4Pirates Jul 30, 2018 09:05 AM
Morrison must go
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OnceandAlways Joined: 31 Jul 2011
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OnceandAlways Jul 25, 2018 01:39 PM
Both Matlaba and Morrison have a crucial role to play in the team still. These are two very talented players that have experience in the field of play. We need to keep both players at OP
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Schakos Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Schakos Jul 25, 2018 08:45 AM
All I know is Festival didn't know a thing about this move,something which came as a surprise
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setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jul 24, 2018 10:35 PM
@Harry@J, yeah, it is not easy to lose your top player.
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Reason85 Joined: 19 May 2017
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Reason85 Jul 24, 2018 09:01 PM
Matlaba's time is up, thanks for coach to get rid of him, now micho need to monitor Sandilands and mabokgwane
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Harry@J Joined: 04 Mar 2017
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Harry@J Jul 24, 2018 08:47 PM
@setlaboswana hehehehe u killed me there. .....but on a serious note I was as hurt as when Teko left us for Sunflops
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 24, 2018 08:22 PM
I was suprice
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SowetoBOY Joined: 18 Jun 2012
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SowetoBOY Jul 24, 2018 05:33 PM
His days are numbered at ship he will not survive the axe,he must leave we have young hungry players who celebrate goals unlike him latetly and who want to win trophys for bucs.
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pmoyo72@gmail.com Jul 24, 2018 05:22 PM
I think Matlaba is still important to pirates.If you have a player like Matlaba when travelling to continental competitions you know that even if he is sitting on the bench,you have a substitute for three positions.(right back,left back and mid field).This helps to avoid the previous scenario where Happy Jele ended up in goals.His work rate is excellent and he also gives you the experience factor which is vital in such competitions.I fear that Pirates could be caught in the same trap with Kaiser Chiefs who let Tsepo and Sibusiso go and are now falling short in the left back position.Remember the most recent Pirates couch wants said there are some players pirates let go whom there were not supposed to let go. And what was the result: worst ever log finish in history.The problem that we have as human beings is that we always want to start on fresh pages and do not want to build on the positives which already there.Chiefs dissolved the whole team and Steve had to start on a new page but what was the result? Unfortunately it is Steve who had to suffer the consequences but maybe it was a problem within the system.
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Djchicco11 Jul 24, 2018 05:12 PM
Bernard Morrison Is Also The Heavy Weapon We Need To Defeat African Giant.@MIDGOL
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Djchicco11 Jul 24, 2018 05:09 PM
Wow What Chippa Did To Us Is Wrong,i Never Enjoy My Birthday Last Week After Saw That Issue.We've Been Ask Ourself As Bucs Members That Festival Is The Man Bucs Will Need As We Want Second Star.@MIGDOL
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nhlekoraymond Jul 24, 2018 04:42 PM
What about Morrison? I think we are goind to need him since we are going all out searching for a second star
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LukzBucz Jul 24, 2018 04:00 PM
Lol zebbies are urging Bobby to go sneak around Parktown..lol these donkies are so used to this
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mzwazwazwa Jul 24, 2018 03:53 PM
Pirates administration is a joke sometimes,nc nc nc!!!
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Kidos Joined: 28 Aug 2014
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Kidos Jul 24, 2018 02:53 PM
Matlaba must not go he is a good player. I see now chimps wish Bobby can sign him. Ba hambe kabe, Matlaba is still a Bucs player
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champMuziq Jul 24, 2018 02:37 PM
@Trebleboys Bobby bought Ntshangase and many others b4 Maluleka Mathoho Gould Mashamaite Shabba etc u must hv facts whn u comment nxa
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champMuziq Jul 24, 2018 02:31 PM
Profanity my foot nxa. Let go chat on kickoff editor is drunk
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THE NK Jul 24, 2018 02:28 PM
Ok
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King_K Joined: 25 Jun 2014
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King_K Jul 24, 2018 02:15 PM
Thibo ain’t going anywhere. He had injury problems last season and during this preseason he had family issues that’s why he was granted time off.

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