Thursday, 16 January 2014

Full text of agent Tim Sukazi statement on Lehlohonolo Majoro: it looks like Orlando Pirates

BOLLOCKZ! Majoro has proved he has "balz" by forcing a move
from Kaizer Chiefs to arch-rivals Orlando Pirates
16 January 2013
As the person who has been in the forefront of the football transfer saga involving Lehlohonolo Michael Majoro (formerly of Kaizer Chiefs) and after much speculations about his future in football, I find it fair to inform the football loving public, through this medium, that his destination has now been finalised.
Majoro will be joining Orlando Pirates football club, most likely in this transfer window, provided that Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates reach agreement regarding his immediate release. Otherwise, he is well set to join the Orlando Club upon the expiry of his current contract. This therefore means that all questions regarding him having signed a pre-contract with Pirates have now become theoretical. This notwithstanding, current indications are that Majoro will don the famous Black and White jersey in no time from now onwards.
I will deal with more questions on this matter when I engage with various media later this evening or tomorrow morning.
Yours truly,

Yes, here it is. For immediate release. Tim Sukazi, whose efforts to move his prime striker Lehlohonolo Majoro to SuperSport United in a swap deal with George Maluleka were frustrated, has finally revealed WHY the former Amazulu top goal scorer refused the deal.

In three devastating paragraphs starting with the spelling of "IMMEDIATE" gone awry, Sukazi reveals Majoro is, as I've said all along, is ready to break the "gentleman's agreement" and go to Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates.

It's the better move. No question. Reports of interest from Ajax Cape Town and talk of pre-contract signatures, as Sukazi says, are now rendered theoretical.

There is still talking to be done - chiefly over whether the move will be immediate or at the end of the season - but this statement ends weeks of speculation. Majoro, currently training on his own at the Nike Football Centre, can now focus on "donning the famous black and white jersey".

Quite what the war-like Bobby Motaung, General Manager of Kaizer Chiefs, will make of this, I'm not sure. He could yet derail the whole process, but  understand his relationship with Irvin Khoza at Pirates goes beyond the cordial.

On the positive side, Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was happy to live without his "Major" as he has Katlego Mphela on his way from Mamelodi Sundowns to add to the current strike force of on-loan Knowledge Musona and Bafana penalty king Bernard Parker.

But Buccaneers across the nation will be ecstatic: on the day they announced the signings of former Roses United trio Helder Pelembe,Lwazi Skosana and Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Majoro is a welcome big name move.

The big clue came from Roger de Sa earlier this week. With Collins Mbesuma still overweight, Ndumiso Mabena becoming a bit of a joke and Lennox Bacela struggling more in the PSL than he did in the African Champions League, the Orlando Pirates coach said:

"Majoro is one player... honestly I think he's a fantastic striker. He played for Chiefs and Bafana, and scored a lot of goals. So, I would sign him if it was up to me, but unfortunately my job is to coach the team."

The scene was then set for Majoro to switch Soweto giants, despite the "gentleman's agreement" in place between the two clubs since Jimmy Tau's move from Pirates to Chiefs. The first approach came from Stanley "Screamer" Tshabalala, direct to Majoro. At the time, Floyd Mbele was in Cape Town on his Christmas holiday, which is why he denied all knowledge of the deal last week.

Whether this will accelerate Katlego "Killer" Mphela's move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Kaizer Chiefs - he has signed a pre-contract with six months left on his contract - remains unclear.

For Majoro to make the "immediete" move to Pirates, a loan deal or a six-month payment will have to be made - something Sukazi is currently negotiating.

But at least the Majoro picture is clearer now. And he won't have to play with himself any more!


The Nedbank Cup - which threw 16 PSL teams in the hat with eight National First Division clubs and eight lower division teams - will feature a first round dominated by the Tshwane derby between Amatuks and SuperSport United.

The other all-PSL first round ties see Mpumalanga Black Aces travel to Maritzburg United while rock-bottom Golden Arrows entertain promoted Polokwane City and 

The big guns? Orlando Pirates will play last season's NFD play-off club Thanda Royal Zulu while Kaizer Chiefs must travel to Black Leopards - relegated from the PSL last season and now under the guidance of the astute Kostadin Papic.

First round ties will be played February 19-26.

Last 32 Draw
United FC vs AmaZulu
Golden Arrows vs Polokwane City
University of Pretoria vs SuperSport United
University of Stellenbosch vs Bloem Celtic
FC Buffalo (Eastern Cape) vs FC Cape Town
Mainstay United (Northern Cape) vs African Warriors
Milano United vs Bloemfontein Young Tigers
Moroka Swallows vs Mbombela United
Maritzburg United vs MP Black Aces
Santos vs Gamalakhe United (KZN)
Free State Stars vs Witbank Spurs
Platinum Stars vs Great North FC (Limpopo)
Ajax Cape Town vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Black Leopards vs Kaizer Chiefs
AmaBEE FC/PLK City Rovers FC vs Bidvest Wits
Thanda Royal Zulu vs Orlando Pirates

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