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Why Pirates Defender Rejected Interest Locally & Abroad

The agent representing Orlando Pirates defender Justice Chabalala has set the record straight on the player’s move to Sekhukhune United.  

After it was initially announced by the Buccaneers that Chabalala would be going to Chippa United on loan for the 2021/22 season, the centre-back was unveiled at Sekhukhune instead, and his representative Ratshibvumo Mulovhedzi from Rush Hour Sports Management has now explained the change of plan.

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“I would like to thank the Orlando Pirates chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, for the way that everything was handled with regards to the loan move of Justice Chabalala. The chairman and Mr Floyd Mbele ensured that the boy went to a club of his choice in his loan move, and we appreciate that they understood our situation. The chairman has been a father figure to me and to Justice and he has been good to us,” said Mulovhedzi, speaking to the Siya crew.

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“It is true that there has been interest in the player from a number of clubs, including from a club abroad. Not many people know Tunisian club Sfaxien was interested in Justice, following the appointment of Giovanni Solinas as their head coach. The coach called me about the boy, and I referred him to Pirates. As I understand, Cape Town City, Baroka, Chippa United and AmaZulu were all interested in the player. The reason the player didn’t go to Chippa as initially announced was due to family reasons. Secondly, I have just introduced Justice to investing in the business of properties and a move away from Gauteng wouldn’t have worked for him at this stage. Thirdly, with Sekhukhune United being a club from Limpopo, him joining the team to assist them in their aim to retain their topflight status will be good for the economy of Limpopo. We are also from Limpopo after all. As the player’s agent, I apologise to the teams that were interested in the player but couldn’t get him,” the agent added.        

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