Bidvest Wits winger Jabulani Shongwein action. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

DURBAN – Lamontville Golden Arrows are on the verge of signing Kaizer Chiefs target Jabulani Shongwe.

Wits player Shongwe arrived in Durban on Friday and commenced training with Arrows on Monday morning.

Last week Wits CEO Jose Ferreira told Independent Media that Orlando Pirates were among the clubs that were chasing the signature of Shongwe.

Arrows mentor Clinton Larsen confirmed that they want to sign Shongwe, who is not in Wits’ plans.

“Jabulani is here in Durban. He is fantastic player and I would love to have him in my team. He has not signed. We are still talking to Wits,” Larsen said.

“He started training with us today (Monday). He is not 100 percent fit. He is behind. He has not been in pre-season, but I’m sure he will get there.”

The deal is expected to be concluded in the next 24 hours. Shongwe handed in a transfer request and has not being training with Wits.

“Shongwe is a player that can add value in our team. We are not going to rush him as you know that in the past two seasons, he has not played a lot,” Larsen explained.

An attempt to get hold of Ferreira on Monday proved futile as his phone rang unanswered.

Jazzman Mahlakgane, Shongwe’s agent, referred Independent Media to Wits.

IOL Sport

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