Mgosi 19.5.2017 03:54 pm

Pirates join race for Celtic’s Mahlasela

Kabelo Mahlasela of Bloemfontein Celtic (Frikkie Kapp /BackpagePix)

Kabelo Mahlasela of Bloemfontein Celtic (Frikkie Kapp /BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates have become the latest club to show interest in Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela.

As mentioned on Phakaaathi on Tuesday, Platinum Stars and Maritzburg United have already shown interest in the 26-year-old midfielder.

It is understood that Mahlasela’s contract at the Free State-based club ends at the end of the season. Celtic, however, have an option to renew for one more season, but they have until end of May to do so.

“Pirates have enquired about his availability. They want him back because they feel that he has earned enough experience to add value to the team,” said a source close to Celtic.
Mahlasela is a product of the Pirates academy, having graduated from the Buccaneers in 2012.

He spent some time at Roses United, Sivutsa Stars and Royal Eagles on loan from Pirates, before signing for Siwelele on a free transfer in 2015.

He has been a marvel to watch at Celtic this season.

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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 28 57
2 Sundowns 28 55
3 Cape Town City 28 52
4 SuperSport United 28 48
5 Kaizer Chiefs 28 47
6 Polokwane City 28 40
7 Maritzburg Utd 28 36
8 Ajax Cape Town 28 35
9 Arrows 28 35
10 Orlando Pirates 28 32
11 Platinum Stars 28 31
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 28 27
13 Free State Stars 28 26
14 Highlands Park 28 25
15 Chippa United 28 24
16 Baroka FC 28 24