Majoro signed Orlando Pirates pre-contract behind his agent’s back

The 27-year-old Majoro was set for contract talks with Ajax Cape Town earlier this week, but he later confessed that he signed a pre-contract with Bucs

By Ernest Makhaya

The future of Lehlohonolo Majoro may be secured, but the player could be in hot water for signing a pre-contract with Orlando Pirates without the knowledge of his agent.

Majoro’s agent, Tim Sukazi released a statement on Thursday afternoon confirming that the striker will join Pirates at the end of his contract with Chiefs in June.

However, Majoro could join his new teammates at Bucs sooner than that should the involved parties – Pirates and Chiefs – reach an agreement on early release.

Goal has now learnt that Majoro went behind his agent’s back to sign a pre-contract with Pirates prior to rejecting his proposed move to Ajax Cape Town.

“Let me be honest about this whole thing once and for all. I was not aware that Majoro had signed a pre-contract with Pirates,” Sukazi told Goal. “Actually this was done behind my back, but I will have to talk to the player and there could be legal consequences involved,” he said.

“I spoke to Majoro eleven times before I announced that we are talking to Ajax Cape Town, and four times yesterday (Thursday) while I was in a meeting to finalize the deal, because he was supposed to come and sign, but he didn’t pitch.

“Only to find out that he has already spoken to Pirates and signed a pre-contract with them without informing me,” said Sukazi.

“I can assure you that the Majoro saga is not over by a long shot. This is just the beginning of it. I am just waiting for the dust to settle, and then I will teach him and other soccer players a lesson,” he added.

Sukazi also revealed that Majoro was at one stage given the chance to join Pirates, and that his relationship with the Soweto giants was never going to hamper his chances of joining Bucs.

“This has never been about my relationship with Pirates, because the player was given the chance to move to Pirates. Chiefs were willing to let him join Pirates at one stage and I was willing to facilitate the move to Pirates myself, but the player never said anything.

“However, knowing the kind of person Majoro is, I think he will succeed at Orlando Pirates. He’s a great player with great talent,” concluded Sukazi.

Pirates had previously denied any interest in Majoro, but his services will certainly be needed by the club going forward.  

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