Uncategorized 25.1.2014 06:00 am

Mahlangu finds himself in limbo

May Mahlangu warms-up during the South African National soccer team training session at Orlando Stadium on January 16, 2013 in Soweto, South Africa. Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

May Mahlangu warms-up during the South African National soccer team training session at Orlando Stadium on January 16, 2013 in Soweto, South Africa. Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

May Mahlangu is clubless.

The former Helsingborgs IF midfielder has been in the country since the beginning of the year armed with his clearance after his contract in Sweden expired.

Mahlangu has been tipped to join Kaizer Chiefs, but nothing has yet transpired.

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter is a known admirer of the midfielder and if the Bafana Bafana player ends up at Chiefs, it will be no surprise.

Sources close to the player suggest Chiefs could be interested, but signing George Maluleka may not be good for Mahlangu to earn a contract.

“May’s chances of joining Chiefs are slim since they signed George,” the source said.

Maluleka’s arrival from SuperSport United means he has to compete with Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Lucky Baloyi and Willard Katsande for the central midfield position.

The 24-year-old Mahlangu was left with few options after there were few suitors for his signature after his contract expired in the Scandinavian coutry.

Talk was that he was on his way to a French club and some other teams from the Netherlands were also said to be interested.

His style of play though would suit countries such as Spain but there was no interest there.

His option was to come home and see if there were any takers locally.

Clubs such as Sundowns cannot be ruled out as they are known to have a long history of bolstering their team with quality players.

Interestingly, Sundowns have been quiet in the current transfer window. But for a player like Mahlangu, Sundowns could still make a last-minute bid.

 

 

 

 

 

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