Qalinge and Ekstein enjoy a training session with AmaZulu. Images: Backpagpix.

PSL club gives ex-Chiefs and Pirates stars second shots

Talk about final fortunes. Two former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates attackers have been given lifelines at AmaZulu.


Qalinge and Ekstein enjoy a training session with AmaZulu. Images: Backpagpix.

Don’t we just love these stories? AmaZulu have confirmed giving former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates attackers second shots to revive their careers.

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Speaking to the media this week, the new AmaZulu coach Romain Folz revealed that he will offer new opportunities to Hendrick Ekstein and Thabo Qalinge.

“When it comes to those two players, when I came into the club I didn’t treat anyone differently and I don’t give any privileges’ and favoritism to anyone,” Folz said via SABC Sport.

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“Those are good players, we all can agree on that. I’m all for giving opportunity to people, whether you take it or not it’s up to you.

“But I’ll give them an opportunity, I’ll treat them with a maximum level of care as I do with everyone. No matter where you come from or what age you are. I’ll give them the maximum content for them to improve, individually and collectively.

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“If they grab that opportunity, it will be fantastic for us and for them. If they don’t, at least I gave them an opportunity but I’m positive that they will grab it. They’ve already been giving us a lot in terms of attitude just like everyone else in the team.

Romain Folz earns his money on the touchline Image: @iDiskiTimes / Twitter.


The former Marumo Gallants coach added to say that Qalinge, 31, and Ekstein 32, connect well with their teammates and staff.

“They fit into the mood nicely. They are very much ready to cooperate and work hard for the team,” the coach said.

“So, I’m pretty sure that it’s not the last time you hear from them until the end of the season,” the 32-year-old Frenchman concluded.

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