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Khanye Names Soweto Giants As Possible Options for Kapinga

Junior Khanye has discussed possible moves for former Mamelodi Sundowns forward Lesedi Kapinga, saying he would be a suitable player for both Soweto sides Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Kapinga is currently a free agent after parting ways with Sundowns at the end of last season after a three-year stay, where he played 39 matches in all competitions. The 28-year-old was recently at the COSAFA Cup with Bafana Bafana and he has been linked with Pirates in the transfer window.

The former Amakhosi winger is sympathy with Kapinga saying it was always going to be tough for him to be a regular at his former side looking at the quality he was up against at Chloorkop. Khanye adds that both Pirates and Chiefs could do with a player of Kapinga’s quality for different reasons.  

“I’d like for it to be Kaizer Chiefs that signs him, I’ve been emphasising that but Pirates are going to play in Africa and they need depth and quality not just an ordinary player,” Khanye said on iDiski TV.

“I’ve seen Pirates have signed quality players so far. Those guys are strong, I saw them this year and even last year they didn’t do badly with the players they added. I have watched some them on videos and they have a number of players and not just ordinary players but quality players. I think the league is going to be very competitive next season.

“So he is a quality player and at Kaizer Chiefs he could play number 10, if Khama doesn’t stay. He [Kapinga] is more or less a similar type of player. I just wonder what it would be like if they were both at Chiefs, so yes Kaizer Chiefs is an option.

“At Pirates he will be challenged but Kapinga will play there, if he is signed. I heard about the link with Pirates, it’s not new but if they sign him they’d have caught a big fish.

“Regardless of the number of games he has played at Sundowns that doesn’t mean he is a bad player, he is a quality. My wish is for him to go to Kaizer Chiefs he’d be a star there because he was not going to compete with anyone at Kaizer Chiefs. Yes there are good players there but none like him.”

You can listen to Khanye’s other options for Kapinga on iDiski TV official YouTube channel.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.