Orlando Pirates team

Orlando Pirates team vs Sekhukhune United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

3 Orlando Pirates players Kaizer Chiefs can sign

Kaizer Chiefs are expected to bring in new players before August. Three experienced players from Orlando Pirates should be considered.

Orlando Pirates team

Orlando Pirates team vs Sekhukhune United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Image: BackpagePix

When last did we see players join Kaizer Chiefs after wearing the Orlando Pirates jersey? Was it Jimmy Tau?


Due to ending contracts, a couple of players will be leaving Orlando Pirates after 30 June. Furthermore, Amakhosi also will be parting ways with a few experienced names. This will leave the team with plenty of young players like Mduduzi Shabalala, Samkelo Zwane, Mfundo Vilakazi, Wandile Duba and Donay Jansen. As a result, Kaizer Chiefs will need to bring in a couple of experienced heads to form a balance in the team.

What’s better than players who are not only highly in the DStv Premiership, but are also familiar with the pressure of a massive club?

Here are three names from Orlando Pirates that will make some Kaizer Chiefs fans disagree.


The 33-year-old forward is due to leave the Sea Robbers when his deal expires on 30 June. Erasmus could be a massive mentor to the likes of Shabalala, Jansen and Vilakazi. At 33, Erasmus has the brains and wisdom to improve Kaizer Chiefs.


Lepasa, aged 27, is at the prime of his career right now. The Soweto-born star was the DStv Premiership and Orlando Pirates’ leading scorer before a fallout with coach Jose Riveiro. Kaizer Chiefs would benefit a great deal with his experience and big personality. Plus who does not want a Bafana Bafana international?


Monare, another Bafana Bafana international, is a veteran at 34. A short term deal with Kaizer Chiefs could benefit Amakhosi when the club faces another season under enormous pressure.

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  • Jimmy Tau
  • Marks Maponyane
  • Sizwe Motaung
  • Jabu Mahlangu (Pule)
  • Collins Mbesuma
  • Pollen Ndlanya
  • Donald Ace Khuse
  • Dumisa Ngobe
  • Lehlohonolo Majoro
  • Siphelele Mthembu
  • Stanton Fredericks
  • Arthur Zwane
  • Marc Bachelor
  • Thabang Lebese.


In the meantime, Kaizer Chiefs are playing their second last match of the season today. Eager to seal a top eight place, Amakhosi will host Rise and Shine at the FNB Stadium at 15:00.

“Kaizer Chiefs’ penultimate game of the 2023-24 season will be a six-pointer against Polokwane City, as the two teams desperately want to finish in the top 8 when the campaign comes to a close next weekend,” Amakhosi confirmed.

“The crucial match will be Kaizer Chiefs’ 15th and last home match of the current season. However, the team have one more match after that, away in Cape Town on 25 May against Cape Town Spurs.

“Amakhosi and City are are tied on 35 points, and only separated by goal difference after 28 matches. Chiefs are 8th followed by City in 9th position.

“Coach Cavin Johnson will be a relieved man as Given Msimango returns from his two-game suspension. He will, however, still be without several players who are still out with injuries and suspension – including George Matlou, Edmilson Dove, Keagan Dolly, Brandon Petersen and Tebogo Potsane,” Kaizer Chiefs concluded.