Former Orlando Pirates winger Thabo Rakhale linked with Kaizer Chiefs move

Reports suggest that the Soweto giants want to lure Rakhale back to Johannesburg from Chippa United

It is not secret that Kaizer Chiefs are expected to overhaul their squad ahead of next season, and certain players have already been linked with the Soweto giants.

Amakhosi have endured a three-season trophyless spell and will want to make changes in their playing personnel and bring in players who will hit the ground running in the new campaign.

The latest player to be linked with the Naturena-based side is former Orlando Pirates winger Thabo Rakhale, who's now on the books of Chippa United.

Rakhale has revived his career with the Chilli Boys and chipped in with some important goals for the Eastern Cape side.

The Sebokeng-born tricky winger has not only contributed in their attack, but in finding the back of the net and his notable goals came against Amakhosi and SuperSport United in recent weeks.

With players such as Bhongolethu Jayiya, Edmore Chirambadare, William Twala and others reportedly set to part ways with the club, Rakhale is one of many who are tipped to join the Soweto giants.

While the club’s spokesperson Vina Maphosa could not be drawn on who the club will bring or release, he confirmed to Independent Media that there will be changes at Naturena.

“I don’t have any information. The season is still on. We will talk about players that are leaving and players that coming in the next few weeks when the season is finished,” Maphosa told IOL.

“I can confirm that yes, like we said in the statement, there will be a lot of changes, but we will call a press conference to address them when the time is right,” he said.

However, a source close to the Independent Media revealed that Amakhosi have inquired about Rakhale's availability.

“Chiefs have inquired about Rakhale. The players and his management are waiting for a formal written offer from Chiefs. He is one of the players that Chiefs are looking to sign,” said the source.

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“Disciplinary problems was one of the main reasons why Pirates got rid of him. It wasn’t about his talent. He has learned from his experiences at Pirates,” explained the source.

The report surfaces just after the man also known as 'Jomo' declared that he wants to stay in Port Elizabeth with the Chilli Boys.

However, with the season coming to an end and the transfer window fast approaching, the 28-year-old could be heading back to Johannesburg.