Talent Chawapiwa likely to stay at Baroka despite talk of interest from Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs

The left-footed player has made headlines in the past few weeks with Amakhosi and Masandawana chasing him, but he looks set to stay at Bakgaga

Despite speculation that Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are fighting each other for Baroka FC attacker Talent Chawapiwa, the player is set to remain with Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele.

According to his agent, the 26-year-old player is not considering a move for now.

Local media reports suggested that Amakhosi were closing in on the Warriors international, but were competing against the Brazilians.

After playing a massive role for Baroka last season, the left-footed player caught the attention of big guns in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Moreover, the arrival of Chiefs striker Emmanuel Letlotlo at Baroka had many believing that the two clubs were set to negotiate a swap deal involving Chawapiwa.

In addition, Ngobeni also shared more details on former Chiefs winger Edmore Chirambadare who failed to secure a contract with Maritzburg United in the past few weeks and is now training on his own in South Africa.

The agent emphasised they are in no hurry to find a deal for the former Chicken Inn player because they also want to find a club where he can play regulary.

Speaking to Goal on Thursday, Mike Ngobeni of M-Sports, said that he has not received a call from Baroka regarding interest in Chawapiwa. 

“I think he is staying at Baroka, I don’t know anything about Chiefs and Sundowns approaching the player,” Ngobeni told Goal.

“The window is still open and if the two clubs want Talent, they must first contact the club, that’s when I can make a comment, but for now I have no idea,” he added.

“He is there and played good football last season and there is no hurry for him to move because he is part of the team,” explained Ngobeni.

“The chairman and the CEO love him, look, he is a national team player and all we want for him is game time,” responded the player’s agent.

“It won’t work to transfer him and just to sit on the bench, any club that is interested will call us,” he continued.

“On Edmore, he is still training alone and nothing concrete as yet, but there are offers in front of us as I said,” he went on.

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“We have to check where he can play and fit the style of the club, he is fit and talented, but it’s just that he could not get enough game time last season,” said Ngobeni.

“No, we are not considering Zimbabwean offers for now, we cannot comment on Zimbabwean football at this stage, but he is looking for game time as well and we want a club where he can add value,” concluded Ngobeni.