WARRIORS midfield talisman Kudakwashe Mahachi has all the blessings to join Absa Premiership giants Orlando Pirates, at least according to his personal manager Gibson Mahachi.
The evergreen Mzilikazi-bred footballer is currently in the books of Durban-based Golden Arrows alongside his compatriots Danny a�?Decoa�? Phiri, Knox Mutizwa and Thomas Chideu.
a�?There is something going on between Orlando Pirates and us the handlers of Kudakwashe Mahachia��The club is interested in the player. I must say footballers are always looking forward to bigger challenges and Mahachi (Kuda) has all the blessings from me as his manager to join Orlando Pirates.
a�?Yes, we have seen Zimbabwean players struggle at Pirates, but that should not stop Kuda. Some South African players have struggled in European leagues and we have seen them retrace to the Absa Premiership. Generally speaking, given any challenge some players make it, some dona��t so why should he (Kudakwashe Mahachi) not go and play for Orlando Pirates,a�? said Gibson, an esteemed Zimbabwean player agent.
Contacted for comment on the playera��s possible move to become a member of the Sea Robbers, Orlando Piratesa�� media officer Thandi Merafe said she could not jump the gun.
a�?We cannot make any announcement on that (Kuda Mahachi). Our season has just finished and we have just begun our break. We will first make the announcements on our social media platforms. I cana��t confirm anything at the moment,a�? she said.
The 24-year-old attacker, fondly known as Nkembe, arrived in South Africa with huge expectations and has spent the last three seasons at Lamontville Golden Arrows from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Despite injury lay-offsa�s he has been a shining light for Abafana Besa��thende.
At Sundowns, a club he joined in 2014, the left-footed and ginger- haired footie star failed to crack the nod andA� reports suggest that he will link up with his new teammates in Johannesburg after a deal was reportedly struck between his parent club Sundowns and the Buccaneers.
Buccaneers assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena is said to be an admirer of the 24-year-olda��s talents after working together at Sundowns when the player first arrived in South Africa from Zimbabwe. Pirates have said they will be making signings in this transfer window as they prepare to battle on five fronts next season having qualified for the 2019 African Champions League that is due to begin earlier than usual, in December.
The competition will be played over just six monthsa�s rather than the usual 10 monthsa�s and will end in May 2019.
That is to accommodate the switch in timing from August to May in 2019/20a�s as announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) last year.
If Pirates progress to the later knockout stagesa�s it will put huge pressure on their squad and coach Micho Sredojevic has already indicated extra numbers were needed.