Orlando Pirates long-term target set to snub them for shock PSL rivals!

 Orlando Pirates long-term target set to snub them for shock PSL rivals!

Orlando Pirates long-term target set to snub them for shock PSL rivals!

It was believed that a long-term Orlando Pirates target could put pen to paper with the club this week, but now he could do so for a shock rival.

Orlando Pirates are set to be dealt a transfer blow by a rival, according to the latest reports.

Pirates are believed to be hell bent on signing former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Darrel Matsheke.

Matsheke had only just joined Stellenbosch as a free agent on a one-year deal, after he was released by Kaizer Chiefs. The midfielder starred for Amakhosi’s reserve side, before impressing enough to earn his senior debut under then coach Gavin Hunt, during the 2020/21 season, a campaign the club ended up giving a few academy players an opportunity due to a FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club.

Matsheke had a promising start to life at Chiefs but quickly fell out of favour with Hunt, and was loaned out the next campaign. He never made it back to club. Stellies decided to offer him a short-term deal and he has since impressed at the Cape Winelands side. His performances even went as far as catching the eye of Pirates. Not too long ago, it was rumoured that they were looking at signing the player, and it seemed like it would be a straightforward deal to do then.

Last week, this publication reported that Pirates were looking to bid for Matsheke, even if he renews his Stellenbosch deal. It has now been confirmed by the Western Cape side that they have parted ways with the player. It was believed that would clear the path for the ex-Chiefs player to join either the Buccaneers or AmaZulu.

Now according to iDiski Times Matsheke will not end up at Pirates, but Chippa United instead.

PIRATES TO LOSE MATSHEKE RACE TO CHIPPA UNITED

“This publication understands that Chippa are leading the race of landing the defensive midfielder’s signature. They aim to hand him a pre-contract to secure him for the next season. Matsheke left his former club outside the transfer window, he won’t be able to be registered until the next window. If the Chilli Boys or any other club manage to get his signature it will be for the 2024/25 season.” Wrote the publication.

It remains to be seen if Pirates will make a late charge for Matsheke or Chippa will secure his signature.

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