This transfer window, Chippa United will try to take advantage of their good relationship with Orlando Pirates in an attempt to sign yet another player from the Soweto giants.
Chippa has already signed players from Pirates like Craig Martin and Goodman Mosele this season, and they are rumored to be targeting at least one more.
The Pirates entered the current DStv Premiership season with an overly large roster, and it appears that the club management intends to reduce it before the league returns in the middle of February.
Souaibou Marou, a striker from Cameroon, has been linked to an impending departure. It is believed that he is traveling with fellow countryman Bienvenu Eva Nga. Ironically, Eva Nga was signed away from Chippa, and there have been many rumors that he is joining the team again.
Along with those two players, other players who have been linked to leaving the Pirates camp include Richard Ofori and utility player Sandile Mthethwa. Since then, it has also come to light that Thabiso Sesane, a center back, is another defensive player.
“Chippa United have shown interest in the Pirates defender Thabiso (Sesane), and they have made inquires about him. You know they lost one of their dependable defenders to Sundowns and they don’t want to start the second half of the season without signing a replacement. Yes, they are also talking to Sundowns about other players but it’s not in that position and that’s why they want to sign a right back to replace Zuko (Mdunyelwa).
“What could make the move ease is that Pirates want him to have more game time. They indicated earlier in the season that a loan move would be idle for him to have more game time and gain experience. Just like they did midfield star with Sandile Mthethwa last season. He also went to Chippa on loan and look talks how it turned out? He gained valuable experience and game time. So that would help Sesane as well,” said a source to Soccer-Laduma.
In theory, it seems like a wise decision for all involved, since the Pirates still seem to have faith in Sesane’s abilities and the player would need to demonstrate those abilities through elite experience. Chippa might gain something from that in the end as well.