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Kaizer Motaung Jr has plenty to ponder. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Red-hot striker blue ticks Kaizer Chiefs in favour of Pirates

Kaizer Chiefs are keen on a red-hot NFD striker. The only problem is that said striker is more keen on a move to Orlando Pirates. Awkward.

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Kaizer Motaung Jr has plenty to ponder. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

There’s a striker in the NFD who everybody wants but he only wants Orlando Pirates, much to the dismay of their Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

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Ashley Cupido on the radar of Orlando Pirates

According to 21-year-old Cupido’s agent, the player favours a move to Orlando Pirates at this stage. Cupido, currently on the books of promotion-chasing Cape Town Spurs, is in fine goal-scoring form. The right-sided attacker, who’s also comfortable playing through the centre, has netted 14 goals in the second tier this term. Chiefs took notice of this, but now their archrivals Orlando Pirates have stolen a march on them by registering an interest.

According to separate sources speaking to SoccerLaduma, Pirates are in pole position with the player preferring a move to Mayfair.

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Saturday will see the 177th meeting between Kaizer Chiefs and their Soweto neighbours Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium. Photo: Samuel Shivambu – BackpagePix

Cupido has plenty of PSL options

“I can tell you that Pirates are the favourites to sign him (Cupido). They have a good relationship with Spurs. As you know their young striker (Boitumelo) Radiopane is currently on loan there and the two youngsters are doing very well together and Pirates may want to see them play together again at Bucs” said their source.

“What I know is that the player says he wants to play for Pirates but as you know sometimes it is not up to the player. At this stage though, the chances are that he would end up there” said SoccerLaduma’s other source.

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Spurs promotion from NFD could muddy the waters

Cape Town Spurs are sitting pretty at the summit of the NFD, although they face stiff competition from Polokwane City and Casric to win automatic promotion to the PSL. If the Cape Town side return to the top-flight, will they try and keep hold of their in-demand attacker?

As if there wasn’t enough healthy tension between the Soweto giants already, now they may be fighting for yet another coveted signature. Where will Cupido be playing his football next season? It’s almost certain that it won’t be in the NFD.

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Chiefs and Pirates fans. Image: BackpagePix

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