Soweto Derby fever is hitting South Africa as Orlando Pirates get ready to face off against Kaizer Chiefs this weekend in a pre-season cup competition. The supporters will be looking for bragging rights as two of the biggest teams in South African football lock horns and new recruits could be fielded for the fans to see.
Siphiwe Tshabalala has been in the Kaizer Chiefs set-up since 2007, and has won the hearts of the Amakhosi faithful. Last season, the left winger was undoubtedly one of the outstanding players in Steve Komphela's team, and at the age of 32, one feels there is not much time left for "Shabba" in the famous gold and black colours.
Orlando Pirates duo James Okwuosa and Mahlatse Makudubela have officially been announced as Chippa United players for the upcoming 2017/18 season. However, one name that has been notably left out is that of goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo.
Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Camaldine Abraw is reportedly on the verge of signing with current PSL champions, Bidvest Wits. Abraw left Chiefs recently after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela will get an opportunity to assess Argentine striker Jonatan Philippe. The player is currently a free agent and is hoping to impress Amakhosi's technical team as it was reported that he will be joining the rest of the Glamour Boys in their training session today.
Mamelodi Sundowns have welcomed back attackers Mogakolodi Ngele and Cuthbert Malajila from their loan spells at Bidvest Wits. However, it is understood that both players are currently training with Masandawana's MultiChoice Diski Challenge side.