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Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates quoted R35 Million for top target

Where will he end up?

Kaizer Chiefs Orlando Pirates Soweto Derby

Chiefs and Pirates fans. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will need to splurge to acquire top target Elias Mokwana from Sekhukhune.

Kaizer Chiefs face competition for Mokwana

According to a report from iDiski Times, it would take R35 million to prize Elias Mokwana, Babina Noko’s jewel in the crown, away from Sekhukhune.

“Sekhukhune United and Bafana Bafana winger Elias Mokwana envisioned this rise while in the ABC Motsepe League and said his R35 million price tag is not of his concern.”

Top management within Sekhukhune are reportedly willing to play hard-ball and this might invite interest from higher bidders like Sundowns.

Sekhkhune are flying and so is Mokwana

Sekhukhune hired Lehlohonolo Seema in November 2023. In just four months, he’s overseen eight league matches. He’s won six of those, with one draw and one defeat. They’re the FORM team in the division, winning each of their last FIVE DStv Prem clashes. Success against Orlando Pirates on matchday 21 means Babina Noko are now surprise frontrunners for a CAF Champions League qualification slot along with Stellenbosch.

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Sekhukhune United unveil Lehlohonolo Seema. Image: @SekhukhuneFc/ X.


Mokwana stood out again in an excellent Sekhukhune side at the weekend in their 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates. He provided the assist for Linda Mntambo’s 51st-minute strike for Babina Noko. Lehlohonolo Seema’s men are flying with five DStv Premiership wins on the bounce. They’ve now picked up six wins from eight league encounters under their new boss.

Mokwana is now in the fold for South Africa too

Elias Mokwana scored his first goal for South Africa in their 1-1 draw with Andorra and he also bagged an assist in the entertaining 3-3 draw with Algeria. Now, Phakaaathi understands that the 24-year-old is on shopping lists around Mzansi.

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Elias Mokwana of South Africa during the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2026 match between South Africa and Benin at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on the 18 November 2023 Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Where will Mokwana be playing his football next season? Do Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have a hope of fending off potential interest from Sundowns?


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