Orlando Pirates to extend Kaizer Chiefs target Goodman Mosele's contract?. image: The Citizen.

Orlando Pirates to extend Kaizer Chiefs target Goodman Mosele’s contract?. image: The Citizen.

PSL chairman confirms transfer talks for Chiefs and Pirates target!

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates could have been given a boost as a club chairman reveals he is willing to sell a top target to them!

Orlando Pirates to extend Kaizer Chiefs target Goodman Mosele's contract?. image: The Citizen.

Orlando Pirates to extend Kaizer Chiefs target Goodman Mosele’s contract?. image: The Citizen.

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates were believed to be interested in Stanley Nwabali from Chippa United

Chiefs seem to have pulled out of the race, however, leaving Pirates as the only PSL team interested in Nwabali. 

Nwabali, who currently plies his trade for the Eastern Cape-based side, was a surprise inclusion as first choice for Nigeria at Afcon. This was due to the fact that he had only one cap for the Super Eagles prior to the showpiece. He would end up playing all seven games for Nigeria in Ivory Coast, keeping four clean sheets. He also played a huge role in the team finishing as runners-up at the tournament. That also saw his name and reputation skyrocket, with more European clubs reportedly on his radar, making things difficult for Chiefs.

Beyond European interest, Chiefs arch-rivals Pirates were also believed to have entered the race. In fact, this publication had reported they were willing to swap Ghana’s number one Richard Ofori for Nwabali. That deal is also thought to involve a cash exchange. Whatever the Buccaneers end up doing in their pursuit, doesn’t seem like Amakhosi will be willing to match. 

Now according to iDiski Times Chippa chairman Siviwe Mpengesi is not closing the door for either Chiefs or Pirates. He is, however, hoping to sell Nwabali abroad. 

Chippa confirm transfer talks for Nwabali

“We are talking to a few clubs abroad. We also believe that he needs something better, especially after the performance that he showed at the AFCON. You know, being number two, they were runner-ups, he was number two, second best goalkeeper of AFCON. So if the opportunity comes especially abroad, of course even if it comes locally and the offer is for him, it’s not even for us. If the offer for him is better then we are not going to hold on to him.” Said Mpengesi.

Chiefs pull out, Pirates still interested?

With Chiefs thought to be eyeing alternatives, Pirates could still try to negotiate with Chippa for Nwabali.