Orlando Pirates join Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu in relegated defender’s chase!
Orlando Pirates have reportedly expressed interest in Baroka FC Bonginkosi Makume, joining rivals Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu.
Since Baroka’s relegation, Makume has been in high demand, and the Pirates have been regarded as a possible suitor.
For Baroka, Makume stood out.
Makume was a bright spot in a Baroka team that was relegated on the final day of the previous season. The 26-year-old was also given the club’s captaincy, but according to the most recent response, he will not be a Bakgakga player for much longer. Maritzburg United and Royal AM were thought to be interested in the player two weeks ago. The Chiefs were also said to be considering a move. However, AmaZulu were thought to have entered the fray last week after announcing the departure of Thapelo Xoki to Pirates.
According to recent developments, the Pirates may not be satisfied with simply signing Xoki, and may even try to sign AmaZulu’s prospective replacement, Makume. According to Kick Off, the Buccaneers have joined rivals Chiefs and another KwaZulu-Natal club in considering a bid for the centre-back during the forthcoming transfer window.
Pirates have joined the ranks of Chiefs and others.
“Richards Bay and Orlando Pirates are also understood to be monitoring the player (Makume) although no formal contact has been made so far, it’s AmaZulu who have shown the most serious intent. Sources close to the situation have indicated that Baroka FC knows this may be their last chance to make the sale are willing to listen to offers, but will not be bullied into selling their star cheaply.” Wrote the publication.
If Pirates, Chiefs, or any of the other teams named above want to sign Makume, they’ll have to act quickly, as Kick Off reports that AmaZulu and Baroka will meet this week to arrange a transfer for the player.