According to top local publication known by the name of Soccer Laduma, Orlando Pirates FC is interested on signing former Kaizer Chiefs FC midfielder who is now at Stellenbosch FC.
According to the mentioned publication, Pirates has started monitoring the play of Darrel Matsheke. Darrel is a newly signed player of Stellenbosch FC, he was announced as a their player some couple of weeks ago, in the 11th of November 2023. Matsheke since joining Stellenbosch FC, he has made top performances, now he is being eyed by the Soweto giants. Since joining The Stellies, Matsheke has individually won two man of the match awards. He also helped his side to win Carling Black Label Cup.
The former Chiefs player did not get enough time to make his talent be seen, while at Chiefs. However, he is not the only player who failed to cement his position at Chiefs. The former Moroka Swallows FC attacking midfielder, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, was also released this year, due to “average performances”. After parting ways with Chiefs, Mahlatsi is yet to win himself a contract somewhere else.
Our analyser Senzo Sambo, used to share his view regarding Mahlatsi, while he was still at Chiefs. He is what he said back then;
“Don’t get me wrong. Kamohelo Mahlatsi is a good player but he arrived at Chiefs at the wrong time he is not better or close to what we have in the team unfortunately. Currently Kaizer Chiefs have Khama Billiat who is out they also have Mduduzi Shabalala who is busy with matric and they don’t want to disturb him.
“Those two players i mentioned are way better than Kamohelo Mahlatsi.
Mduduzi Shabalala at a potential stage is already better than Mahlatsi. For example Mahlatsi is currently not playing while Khama and Mduduzi are not available Dolly was off form but still he was not playing which should tell you he is not good enough.
“Against Stellenbosch FC we were leading 3-1 the Coach substituted Dolly for Solomons who has been playing Right Back this season while Mahlatsi is on the bench what does that tell you about the quality of Mahlatsi?
“If the Coach would rather play a Defender as a Winger while you are at the bench it should tell you something. Even in the Macufe Cup they opted to play Mashiane as a winger while Mahlatsi is fit and in the match day squad.
“I’m telling you the signing of Mahlatsi was just to add on the number of players we signed he will never be a regular at Chiefs actually we might see him being loaned out to Swallows again in January at this point.” – he added.
Apart from that, Mahlatsi also shared his shocking story on what nearly happened after parting ways with Chiefs.
Stellenbosch FC midfielder Darrel Matsheke says he nearly called it quits after leaving Kaizer Chiefs at the end of last season.
“I thought I would not play in the DStv Premiership again,” said Matsheke, with a gold medal around his neck.
“To me and my family, this means a lot, and to the team as well, they have welcomed me. It’s amazing to see where I come from – the commitment to each player, the management, they have been supportive.”
“I was supposed to sign with Casric Stars, but I got a call from Stellenbosch and that call changed my life I could say. I was like an hour away from signing [for] Casric Stars,” he continued before he was overcome by emotions.
“It was very hard. At some point, I wanted to call it quits, but I’d like to thank my mum. She encouraged me not to give up, she kept on pushing me and said one call would come and it did.”