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Agent: Defender Lorenzo Gordinho not returning to Kaizer Chiefs

16:25 GMT+4 19/07/2018
Lorenzo Gordinho Kaizer Chiefs
The defender is set to remain at Phunya Sele Sele and finish his year-long loan deal which will expire in December

Kaizer Chiefs defender Lorenzo Gordinho is set to remain at Bloemfontein Celtic as he hopes to continue from where he left off last season.

According to the player’s representative, the centre back is happy in Mangaung and has reunited with his former Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela.

Gordinho was surprisingly loaned out to Siwelele in January this year on a year-long loan deal, but reports suggested he could go back to Naturena ahead of the new 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.

However, Mike Makaab of Prosport International said the player is happy in the Free State province as he wants to play regular football.

After parting ways with Komphela in April, reports emerged that the Johannesburg-born defender would return to Gauteng in order to work under a new coach.

But with the club having announced Giovanni Solinas as their new coach and the pre-season in full swing, the Bafana Bafana international looks set to stay with Phunya Sele Sele.

“He’s on loan until the end of December and we’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out‚” Makaab told the Sowetan website.

“The loan has always been in place. He was hoping to go back to Chiefs. But he seems to have settled in again at Celtic,” said the agent.

“And I think the most important thing is that he must be given an opportunity to play,” he explained.

“He did well with Celtic in the second half of last season and we’re hoping for much of the same from him this season,” continued the former Orlando Pirates coach.

“And listen‚ he’s a thorough professional. I had a chat with him a few days ago and he said‚ ‘Listen‚ everything’s going fine’‚ and that he’s going to work his socks off and take it a day at a time,” he added.

“I’m happy where he is. Unless Chiefs want to seriously look at him to come back, but what we don’t want is for him to go back to Chiefs and not get game time. It’s not good for him as a footballer,” he concluded.

The 24-year-old defender 14 PSL appearances for Celtic as they finished at number 11 on the log with 37 points.