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Makua backs Kaizer Chiefs defender Gordinho to pass Aalborg trial

7:41 PM GMT+4 15/01/2017
Kaizer Chiefs defender Lorenzo Gordinho
The defender is undergoing a trial with Aalborg BK, and Makua is confident the Danish outfit will offer him a contract

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Frank Makua tells Goal that this is the right time for Lorenzo Gordinho to move to Europe after three stellar seasons at Naturena.

The centre-back is currently being assessed by Aalborg, and he featured in their friendly match against Hoffenheim on Saturday.

“I think it’s a good occasion for him. I think he will make it and impress them. He is still young and given the way he plays, I have no doubt that he will make it,” Makua told Goal.

The 22-year-old’s contract with Amakhosi expires at the end of the season and although the club is keen to extend his contract, he appears likely to leave them in the near future.

Aalborg have already spoken highly of Gordinho, and according to Makua, the defender is following in the footsteps of former Orlando Pirates captain Mbulelo ‘OJ’ Mabizela, who moved to English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspurs in 2003 at the same age.

“I think this is the right time for him to go overseas because he is experienced enough. He is exciting. He is a good player. He could follow in the footsteps of ‘OJ’ Mabizela who went to Europe at the same age,” Makua said.

“So, I think that is a big chance for him which he must take it with both hands. Going to Denmark is not a problem for him because the standard of football is almost the same as in the PSL,” Makua concluded.