Tshegofatso Mabasa, a striker for the Orlando Pirates, might be about to make a move as the January transfer window approaches.
After scoring six goals in his first 13 league games at Moroka Swallows, the talented attacker has caught the interest of other teams, potentially leading to an early release from his loan period.
Mabasa’s football career has experienced some ups and downs recently. He joined the Buccaneers in 2019 after leaving Bloemfontein Celtic, and he later joined Swallows at the start of the current season after spending 2022–2023 on loan at Sekhukhune United.
He now has 38 goals in 160 club football games after his six goals for The Birds. He has also contributed six assists during the process.
Mabasa has quickly become an indispensable part of Steve Komphela’s Swallows squad, but there are beginning to be rumors that he will leave in January.
AmaZulu FC, who are presently in 10th place in the DStv Premiership and are in desperate need of a reliable goal scorer, appears to have Mabasa on their radar. It’s no secret that Usuthu struggles in front of goal—in 15 games this season, they have only managed 11 goals.
Due to his experience and performance in the league, Mabasa is a highly sought-after option. A loan move could benefit Amazulu, Pirates, and maybe even Swallows.
The Pirates may receive some much-needed transfer revenue as a result of Mabasa’s move. For the term of his loan, Swallows would not have to worry about paying his wages in the interim. Furthermore, AmaZulu might be able to compete if they were to acquire a goal striker with Mabasa’s level of experience.
Ultimately, though, Mabasa’s playing future will be decided by pirates. They might choose not to loan Mabasa out once more, and that choice could have a big effect on each of the three participating teams.