Tshegofatso Mabasa, a striker for the Orlando Pirates, appears set to leave the team permanently. Reports state that the Buccaneers are willing to consider offers of about R3.5 million for the productive forward.
With six goals in just 13 games, the 29-year-old has been a revelation for Swallows, leading their attack.
His influence hasn’t gone unnoticed; a number of admiring suitors from both domestic and foreign markets have expressed interest in him. The R3.5 million asking price for Mabasa is reasonable, even though Pirates are unlikely to let him go for a steal.
Mabasa, who had difficulty getting consistent playing time with the Buccaneers, has found his scoring form again with the Swallows, demonstrating that his value has not decreased.
Mabasa is apparently eager to become AmaZulu’s newest acquisition. AmaZulu is renowned for their aggressive transfer policy. His entry would increase their options for attack and possibly move them up the DStv Premiership table.
Mabasa’s outstanding loan stint at Swallows has undoubtedly rekindled his career and elevated him to a high transfer market value.
The R3.5 million price tag reflects the experience of the former Bloemfontein Celtic forward, who was Bafana Bafana’s top scorer at the 2023 COSAFA Cup.
With a career spanning 160 games and 38 goals, Mabasa has yet to unleash his full potential. At certain spells of his career, injuries hampered his progress.
His loan spell at Sekhukhune United last season was just another chapter in his nomadic journey. However, he seemed to be settling well at Swallows. His six goals for The Dube Birds this season indicate his potential predatory instincts.