Moroka Swallows join race for Orlando Pirates' Chansa

The Buccaneers midfielder is a wanted man, and it seems that Soweto rivals the Dube Birds have joined the list of interested parties
Moroka Swallows have reportedly joined the race to sign Orlando Pirates midfielder Isaac Chansa.

The Zambian midfielder, an Africa Cup of Nations winner earlier this year, has made it clear he wants to leave The Buccaneers after a frustrating season which saw him lose his place in the side.

Chansa has played down a move to archrivals Kaizer Chiefs, but now another Soweto team could come in for his signature.

A source revealed that they are definitely interested and will give the 28-year-old “the freedom to play his natural attacking game”, just like coach Gordon Igesund did with David Mathebula.

Meanwhile, Swallows centre-back Ashraf Hendricks has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

Hendricks was with the team at OR Tambo International airport on Monday morning as they jetted off to China for a four-team tournament against local sides Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai Shenxin FC, as well as French Ligue 1 club Evian FC.